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PhD in Urban Education

Final Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
Next start date: Fall 2017

Admissions Criteria

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Urban Education Policy program seeks both personal and disciplinary diversity in our student body. The ideal candidate combines well developed written and verbal communication skills with strong quantitative proficiency. These skills are represented by competitive GRE scores and a well-written Statement of Purpose.

Although we do not require an academic background in education, experience in the field is helpful. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, and it is preferable to have a Master’s degree. Also, any previous experience in research is helpful.

Since students work closely on research with their advisor during the program, it is critical that applicants demonstrate research interests that are compatible with the Rossier School’s faculty. It is strongly recommended that applicants become familiar with the work of three to five PhD faculty members when applying.

Application Process

There are four steps to applying:

1. Download the Application Checklist and FAQs for details on steps 2-4 below
2. Send your transcripts now
3. Send your GRE scores now
4. Submit your online application

Contact Us

We welcome your interest in the PhD program, and are happy to answer any questions you might have. Please email us at or call (213) 740-4069.