Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Research

Admission Criteria

  1. In addition to the general University requirements for admission to graduate study, for admission to graduate work without deficiencies, candidates must present a minimum of 12 credits of undergraduate coursework in psychology, educational psychology, education, or related fields.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate at least one of the following: * A. 3.0 cumulative average in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work. * A 3.5 cumulative average in 9 hours of graduate study taken before admission. * Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam.
  3. Three letters of recommendation from instructors or professors familiar with the applicant’s academic work and/or previous research.
  4. Personal Statement: A well-written essay that reflects the applicant’s knowledge of and interest in educational research, and reveals a match between the applicant’s stated goals and the program offerings
  5. Test scores for international applicants whose primary language is not English: A minimum of 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 550 on the written TOEFL, 79 on the internet-based TOEFL, or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Diversity among student backgrounds and views is desired. To this end, the admissions committee also considers applicants’ accomplishments and personal qualities as reflected in their application statements and recommendations.