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    Jun 23, 2024  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Research, PhD


Admission is selective and restricted. Applicants are considered throughout the year.

Applicants must meet requirements for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School.

PhD Admission Process/Requirements

The Department of Educational Psychology application includes a two-step process: the graduate school application and the departmental application.

Step 1: University Graduate School Application

Apply through the Toulouse Graduate School at www.applytexas.org. Submit application fee and official transcripts from all schools attended to their office. If the minimum GPA requirements are met, the packet will be forwarded to the department for review. You must meet the admission requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School, including a minimum 3.4 GPA on a master’s degree work (if applying with a master’s degree), 2.8 on bachelor’s (if applying without a master’s degree), or (alternatively) GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credit hours you took if applying with a bachelor’s degree.

Step 2: Departmental Admissions Process

  1. Submission of official GRE scores is required: verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. The department views high GRE scores as positive indicators of potential success in the programs; however, low GRE scores do not exclude a candidate who shows positive indicators in other areas. GRE scores must be sent electronically from ETS, institutional code 6481. GRE scores must be less than 5 years old.
  2. Three (written) letters of recommendation from academic or professionally applicable sources.
  3. Professional resume that delineates the applicant’s previous work, educational experiences, membership and involvement in professional organizations or scholarly activities.
  4. A personal statement of career objectives including how this doctorate will advance those objectives.
  5. Critical response to “What is ‘good’ education research?” (2 pages maximum, double spaced; contact department for more information), considering issues within your anticipated field of study.
  6. Writing sample from previous research project(s) or course work.

Degree Requirements


Concentration (21 hours)


 Select one of the following:

Capstone/Proposal Preparation (3 hours)


Dissertation: (12 hours minimum)


Further Information


Additional information is available on the program web site (www.coe.unt.edu/educational-psychology).