Application Deadline

Fall 2020 admission deadline is February 11, 2020.

Application deadline for financial support

Most of the financial support available to graduate students is based within individual programs. In addition, a limited amount of financial support is available from The Graduate School and is based upon nominations from individual programs. To allow sufficient time for your program to nominate you for Graduate School fellowships, your application (including all uploads and attached test scores) needs to be complete by December 1.

Application process

The application process for the doctoral programs are administered through the Graduate School through an online admission application through which all application materials are submitted.

Applicants are responsible for monitoring their application status and ensuring that their application — including the application fee, letters of recommendation, transcripts — is complete by the application deadline.

Your application will be reviewed after the complete application is submitted and the application fee is received. By applying to UNC-Chapel Hill, consent is granted to university staff to obtain any additional or missing information as needed, including campus safety information.

Each offer of admission is specific for the term stated in the admission letter. If you do not register for classes, you must apply again in a subsequent semester. Contact the admissions office for questions about deferrals of admission offers.

Admissions Requirements

  • School of Education online application
  • Application fee (non-refundable $90)
  • Master’s degree
  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s
  • immediate supervisor (principal or director)
  • Statement of purpose (500-700 words)
  • Resume/CV
  • Official GRE scores (must be valid within last 5 years)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (International students only, must be valid within last 2 years)