Application Deadlines

April 1st for Fall admission

Required Tests

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) minimum score of 155 Verbal & 150 Quantitative OR the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) minimum score of 390. Students wishing to be admitted to the Ph.D. program must take the GRE.

International Applicants

English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.

Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the English proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student.

Additional Admission Requirements

For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list of requirements in the graduate application portal.


The Adult and Higher Education (A&HE) program offers three degrees: Master’s of Education, Doctor of Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education. The A&HE graduate program prepares students to work in and/or research both formal and informal educational opportunities beyond traditional Pre-K-12 settings.  Students in the program would be specifically focused on (a) college teaching and college students and their development, (b) higher education leadership, administration, and organization, (c) postsecondary institutional and program evaluation, assessment, and accreditation, and (d) comparative international and diverse postsecondary (e.g., Tribal Colleges) institutional contexts. Special attention is directed at underrepresented student groups and diverse learners within these foci areas.