The Department of Learning Sciences admits qualified students on a competitive basis to its Ph.D program. Only applicants who submit a complete application packet will be considered. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
The application deadline for this program is January 1 for consideration for fellowships and March 15 (preferred) and May 15 (extended) for consideration for Fall admission. Admission is restricted to the Fall term.
Follow the link below to access the Graduate College Admissions Online form.
Link to Graduate College admission form.
Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:
Doctor of Philosophy
- Baccalaureate Field No restrictions.
- Master's Degree Optional.
- Grade Point Average At least 3.25/4.00 (or 4.25/5.00) for the final 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of baccalaureate study and for all postbaccalaureate course work.
- Tests Required GRE.
- Minimum TOEFL Score 550 (paper-based); 213 (computer-based); 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (new Internet-based TOEFL).
- Letters of Recommendation Three required; attesting to potential for success in rigorous doctoral program in Learning Sciences.
- Personal Statement Required Applicants must submit a personal
statement, 3 to 5 pages in length, typed, double-spaced. This statement
should describe your reasons for wanting to obtain a doctorate based on
research in Learning Sciences, as well as your background and interests
in your particular field or discipline of concentration.
If you are a Transfer Student, please contact us for further information.