Application Deadlines

Fall - April 1st; Spring - November 1st; Summer - April 1st;

*Ph.D. and Ed.D. Students are only accepted in Fall. For any exceptions to listed deadlines see department website.

The graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction is not a licensure program. 

Required Tests

Applicants wishing to be admitted to the M.Ed. program- Educational Researcher must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and receive a minimum score of 150 Verbal & 145 Quantitative OR the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) minimum score of 391.

Applicants wishing to be admitted to the M.Ed. program- Professional Educator or Technology Education do not require the GRE.

Applicants wishing to be admitted to the Ph.D. program must take the GRE and receive a score of 155 Verbal & 150 Quantitative.  Applicants for the Ed.D. Program must also take the GRE and receive a score of 150 Verbal & 145 Quantitative.           

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 program in Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) offers a Master of Education and a Doctor of Education. The Master of Education (MEd) degree is designed to meet the needs of elementary and secondary classroom teachers, subject matter specialists, and educational scholars and researchers. The MEd degree has three options: the Professional Educator, Educational Researcher, and Technology Education.

The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree is designed to prepare graduates to assume positions in college and university teacher education programs.  Graduates will develop the rich knowledge base in educational theory and practice needed to conduct research and engage in service to the greater education community.  The program offers multiple opportunities to engage in college teaching, research grounded in cutting-edge educational issues, and collaborative activities in diverse educational settings including faculty from other disciplines.  

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD), Curriculum and Instruction degree is designed for graduate students seeking faculty or research positions in higher education or positions within research organizations that require educational research in highly specialized disciplines. Progress through the degree provides students with opportunities to develop specialized disciplinary content and research knowledge along with scholarly experiences that will provide the foundational knowledge and skills required for success as faculty in higher education and in research organizations.