Become qualified for a career in educational policy analysis or leadership within P–12 educational research, government, academia, or non-profit sectors with our PhD in Educational Administration and Policy.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
You have opportunities to work with our renowned faculty throughout your study, from individual courses to policy-related projects.
The University of Georgia Lifelong Learning Association provides career networking for students, faculty, and professionals through seminars, workshops, and leadership roles.
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The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.
The PhD in Adult Education only admits students for fall semester each year. Applicants must submit valid (within the past five years) GRE scores with their UGA Graduate School application.
While completing the application, be sure to attach the following documents:
In no more than two single-spaced pages, describe your research interests, past academic and professional background, and long-term goals for using the doctoral degree. You should also list two to three faculty members with whom these research interests are a fit, as well as the reasons why you see the UGA College of Education as a fit for your professional goals.
Please submit a writing sample, which may be excerpted from a longer piece of academic writing but limited to five to eight double-spaced pages. If the writing sample is an excerpt, please include a paragraph or two providing context about its source.
Please do not exceed the recommended page limits for the Statement of Purpose or the Writing Sample.
The admissions deadline is December 15th. All components should be received by that date. You are encouraged to solicit the letters of recommendation to allow recommenders sufficient time to meet the deadline. However, applicants whose files are complete by December 15th will not be penalized for late letters.
The Program of Educational Administration and Policy uses a holistic admissions process that looks at applicants' academic background, fit with the research interests of the faculty, and professional and academic goals. GRE scores are one element of a complete application.
Completed application due: