University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Admission Requirements

  • Completed School of Education online admissions application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) by credit card
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended; grade point averages of 3.0 in undergraduate study and 3.5 in graduate study are recommended.  
  • Official, third-party evaluation of all international transcripts for applicants who have not received a master's degree within the United States; we strongly recommend using World Education Services (WES) to complete this service.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A narrative statement of 1,250-1,500 words that explains: (a) the applicant’s rationale for pursuing an EdD in their identified area of concentration (b) how the applicant’s professional experience and academic background have prepared them for pursuing EdD studies in their ARCO; and (c) how the EdD program will contribute to achieving professional goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation; at least one reference must be from a supervisor and at least one reference must be from someone with knowledge of the student’s performance in an academic setting (e.g., a master’s program).
  • Recommended: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit responses to the School of Education optional diversity question.


  • February 1st.  Applications received after February 1st may be considered, only if space is available.

Important Notes

  • GRE scores are not required.
  • Cohorts begin in the summer term only.

To learn more, schedule a preadmission consulting appointment with 
Graduate Enrollment Manager, Rashee Ferguson.