Criteria for admission vary according to degree program and specialty. Please consult the academic program page for special requirements, including prerequisites. In addition to the program-specific criteria, all applicants seeking admission to graduate degree programs in the Graduate School of Education must meet the following requirements:
Liberal Arts and Science Background
All applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have obtained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B). If you have received a post bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.
Official transcripts of all coursework taken at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, including study abroad transcripts, must be submitted to the GSE Office of Admissions in official sealed envelopes.
If a degree has been completed, the transcript must include the degree awarded and date conferred.
Applicants are required to submit a resume or curriculum Vitae (C.V.) with the online application.
You are required to submit a personal statement in the appropriate section of the online application.
There are two questions asked which all applicants to GSE must answer. The third question is required for doctoral applicants only.
Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
Recommendations may be submitted online through the online application. Paper recommendations must be submitted to the GSE Office of Admissions in official sealed envelopes. We encourage you to have your recommenders complete the online recommendation.
Applicants to the following programs and program areas are required to submit standardized test scores. If you are unsure whether the program to which you are applying requires test scores, please contact the Admissions Office at 212-636-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- PhD in Counseling Psychology: GRE
- PhD in School Psychology: GRE
- EdD in Administration and Supervision: GRE/MAT
- PhD in Administration and Supervision: GRE/MAT
- PhD in Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research: GRE/MAT
- MST programs: GRE or equivalent exam
- MSE programs in Teaching or Educational Leadership: GRE or equivalent exam
- Advanced Certificate programs in Teaching or Educational Leadership: GRE or equivalent exam
The required exam should be taken at least one month prior to the application deadline to ensure timely receipt of scores by GSE Admissions. Our GRE school code is 2252.
Requirements for International Students
In addition to the general requirements for all applicants to the Graduate School of Education, international students whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in oral and written English. Read more about English language requirements.
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
Applicants must provide us with a translation of their transcript if it is in a foreign language, a course by course evaluation of their transcripts with conversion to a U.S. grading scale, and conversion of their final GPA to a U.S. scale.