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Be sure to review the admissions information for both the university (step 1) and for your program (step 2). Most programs build upon the core requirements established by the university.

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Returning Applicants

Completed application due:
December 15th

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Part 1: Apply to Graduate School

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.

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Most programs have additional requirements* beyond the Grad School application. Review Part 2: Apply to Program for admissions information specific to the PhD in Educational Administration and Policy.

*For example, you may need to schedule an interview and/or submit additional documents such as writing samples, a CV or resume, or a statement of purpose. Some programs require an official transcript, not just the unofficial transcript as required by the University.

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Part 2: Apply to Program

For the PhD in Educational Administration and Policy

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:

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official transcripts

Statement of Purpose

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.

Writing Sample

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.

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