Application for Admission

You will apply to our program through the University of Kentucky Graduate School. Please note: GRE scores are not required for admission to any of EPE’s Master’s Degree Programs.

Your completed application will contain the following documents:

  • Program application
  • GRE scores (required for doctoral applicants only)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample (doctoral applications only)
  • Letters of reference (2 for M.S. Programs & 4 for Ph.D. & Ed.D. Programs)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (optional)


Application Deadlines

  • January 15, 2019 for Summer/Fall 2019
  • October 1, 2019 for Spring 2020
  • January 15, 2020 for Summer/Fall 2020

NOTE: The Research Methods in Education (RMinE) master’s and certificate programs do not follow the above application deadlines. They operate on rolling admission.

However, if you are interested in being considered for assistantships and other funding opportunities as a new student, you will need to submit your application for admission in accordance with these deadlines.


Prospective International Students

International applicants have different deadlines and requirements than their domestic counterparts. To learn more, visit the Graduate School’s website. For further information, look at the prospective student resources provided by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).


Additional Questions?

In the process of applying to the department? We have created a step-by-step guide to completing your application. For additional information about applying, please see our Admissions FAQ page. To learn more about our programs, potential sources of funding, courses we offer, and so on, take a look at info for current and newly-admitted students. If you are a prospective student interested in meeting EPE faculty and current/past students, contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Jane Jensen, at at least two weeks in advance to schedule a department visit.