Acceptance into the program is based on an evaluation of the whole student, with no single criterion used to base an admission decision. There are no cut-off scores for the GRE or GPA.
To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following:
- Online graduate application to the Chapman University Ph.D. in education program.
- Supplemental application to the Chapman University Ph.D. in education program (through online application).
- Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing evidence of a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Official Graduate Record Examination results in the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections.
- Three letters of recommendation, including two from graduate-level professors who can describe the academic potential of the applicant, and one from someone who can speak to the applicant's professionalism (e.g., a current employer or a current colleague). Letters from relatives will not be considered.
- A personal essay (minimum 2500 words) that will be used to assess the applicant's writing skills, career commitment, leadership potential, research interests, and professional goals (uploaded through the online application). This essay should indicate the professors with whom the applicant wishes to study and the ways in which the applicant's research interests align with faculty expertise. The essay should be substantive enough for the faculty to determine the depth of the applicant's thinking and commitment to a rigorous program.
- A current resume showing relevant education and work experience (uploaded through the online application).
If you would like to attend an Information Session to find out more about the Ph.D. in Education program please register here, you will be sent a free parking permit for the event!
The initial deadline for applications for the Fall 2014 cohort is February 28, 2014*
*There may be room in the cohort for students who apply after February 28. Therefore, applications received after the deadline will be considered for admission should a place in the cohort become available
Supporting documents may be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866