Application Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Urban Education Policy

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. 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.

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 three steps to applying:
1. Print and review the application checklist
2. Send your GRE scores now
3. Submit your online application (Online application will be available August 1, 2018)

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.