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Education - Ph.D. (PHD)

  U.S. Non-U.S.
Fall 12/1 12/1
Merit-Based Aid 12/1

School of Graduate Studies

Areas of Concentration

Early Childhood Education - LCID, Educational Psychology - LCID, Human Development - LCID, Language Education - LCID, Learning Sciences - LCID, Literacy Education - LCID, Math Education - LCID, Science Education - LCID, Social Studies Education - LCID, Special Education - LCID, Statistics and Measurement - LCID, Theory, Organization, and Policy

Program Requirements

1. Personal statement.
2. Three letters of recommendation.
3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
4. Curriculum Vitae/Resume (optional).
5. Sample of Academic Writing (optional).

No decision of admission can be processed less than 2 weeks before the beginning of the semester.

Test Requirements

GRE General (optional)

Personal Statement Instructions

Please submit a personal statement that describes why you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Education at Rutgers, what you would like to study and research, and what qualities and experiences you would bring to the Rutgers GSE.

In no more than 1,000 words total, we ask you to address the following questions:

• Why do you want to earn a Ph.D. in Education, and what are your long-term goals?
• What are your research interests within the field of education?
• What do you bring to the program that will help you succeed as a researcher and professional colleague?
• Why is the Rutgers GSE an appropriate doctoral program in which to pursue your research interests? Please describe your interest in specific concentrations/areas of study and/or your interest in working with a certain faculty member(s).


For Ed.M. and Ed.D. programs, apply to the Graduate School of Education.

Please see our GSE website for step-by-step instructions on how to apply and application requirements specific to each program.