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Application Requirements

As you begin to prepare your application, familiarize yourself with the application process and requirements for your desired program(s) by reviewing the links below.

DATES AND DEADLINES: The graduate application for the 2020-2021 academic year is now available online. The PhD deadline will be December 2, 2019 (11:59pm PST) and the MA deadline (including STEP and coterm) will be January 10, 2020 (11:59pm PST). Knight-Hennessy Scholars applicants must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by October 10, 2019 (1:00pm PDT) and separately apply to the GSE graduate degree program by November 14, 2019 (11:59pm PST).

DECISION NOTIFICATION: Decision letters will go out electronically to all applicants. Doctoral candidates can expect to hear back by mid-February 2020, followed by STEP candidates in late February 2020. ICE/IEPA, LDT, and POLS MA candidates will hear back in early March 2020.

Please note that the following degree programs will not accept applications for 2020-21 enrollment. Please check back in September 2020 for more information about the 2021-22 academic year:

  • PhD in Philosophy of Education (under the SHIPS academic area)
  • MA in Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTE)
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