Application Requirements

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Program Brochure

Application Opens August 1, 2018
Application Deadline December 1, 2018
Admissions Decision Notification Early February 2019
Admissions Responses Due April 15, 2019
Program Start Date August 26, 2019

Admissions Criteria

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Urban Education Policy program seeks both personal and disciplinary diversity in our student body. Through your written Personal Statement you should demonstrate a commitment to Rossier’s mission to “achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy.” Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from within five years of the program start date. For more details regarding the application, please click on the Application Checklist link below.

Since you would work closely with a faculty member on research, it is critical you demonstrate compatible research interests with Rossier School’s faculty. You should become familiar with the work of three to five PhD faculty members when applying, focusing closely on how your research interests intersect with theirs.

Application Process

There are three steps to applying:
1. Review the application checklist
2. Send your GRE scores now to institution code 4852
3. Submit your online application

Application Checklist

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) 740-6303.