Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
On the MAT, the Ph.D. admissions committee requires a score of between 410 and 425. It is rare to see a score above 425.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
On the GRE, the Ph.D. admissions committee requires a score between 160 and 170 on each of the two sections of the test. However, the committee looks at each applicant's application as a whole and takes into account that some people do not show their strengths on standardized tests. Those who score slightly below the above-mentioned scores are still encouraged to apply.
Do I have to have an M.A. to apply?
An applicant for the Ph.D. program must have a master’s degree from an accredited educational institution. An applicant's academic record should indicate a capacity for doctoral work of high quality. Admission to the Ph.D. program is selective and offered only to those students who have demonstrated the intellectual ability, preparation, and motivation for a vocation as a teaching scholar or institutional leader.
Is an interview required?
The Ph.D. admissions committee will interview finalists by videoconferencing.
When will applicants know of the committee's decision?
Every effort will be made to notify applicants by March 1 of each year. Students admitted into the program receive provisional matriculation.