For admissions consideration, applicants should submit:
- College of Education Application for Admission
- Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended and/or from which you earned credit.
- Official scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken no longer than 5 years prior to application.
Statement of Goals which should be written in autobiographical style and explain your interest in pursuing a doctoral degree in education. The statement should address the following questions:
- How have your personal, academic, and professional experiences shaped your research interests, and how might a doctoral program in Education help you explore those interests?
- What academic/professional goals would the program help you to achieve following graduation?
- How does the doctoral program at Temple fit your individual interests, needs, and future goals (including the faculty member whose research best matches your own interests)?
- Academic Writing Sample which should be a paper written for a class within the last five years. If applicants do not have a recent paper written for a class, they should compose an op-ed piece on the educational issue of their choosing. The op-ed should be between 400-1200 words and should be the kind of piece that might appear in the New York Times or Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Two Letters of Reference should be obtained to provide insight regarding the applicant's potential for academic success. References from college/university faculty are recommended.
- Professional Resume
In addition, international applicants should submit:
Submitting Your Documents
Once you have completed your application for admission, your next step is to submit your supporting documents.
Submit all required admissions documents by the December 1 application deadline to receive priority consideration for admission and financial support.