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Master's and Doctorate Degree in Education: Admissions & Requirements

Drexel University School of Education

School of Education graduate education degree admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A completed application
  • Application fee of $65 is required for on-campus graduate programs. The fee is waived for all online programs
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal statement or essay
  • Additional requirements for international students

Note: some programs may require a teaching certificate or degree beyond what is listed above. Please consult the admissions criteria for the specific program you are interested in prior to starting an application.

EdD in Educational Leadership and Management degree admission requirements

  • A completed application
  • Application fee of $65 is required for the on-campus EdD program. The fee is waived for the online program
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended verifying completion of a master's degree in education or an appropriate field (with a 3.5 GPA or better) and an undergraduate degree in an appropriate major
  • Resume indicating at least 3 years of work experience relevant to the applicant's professional goals
  • Three letters of recommendation – Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters
  • The EdD program also requires three writing samples, along with other supplemental materials. Please visit the EdD admissions page to review all admission requirements

PhD in Education degree admission requirements

  • A completed application
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 (3.5 is preferred)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Application fee, $65
  • GRE test scores are required. TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or students who earned a degree outside the US
  • Essay that describes career goals and includes research interests. The essay should include how the applicant’s research interests align with specific School of Education faculty.
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation
  • In-person or telephone interview
  • Writing sample

Graduate Degree in Education Admissions Deadlines

Application deadlines vary among master's, EdD, and Phd programs. For more information about application deadlines, please consult the list of programs on the Graduate Admissions page.

For more information about admission to our graduate programs in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and online, please contact:

Jaclyn Aldworth
Assistant Director of Recruitment
215.895.6117
jla359@drexel.edu