University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Admission Requirements

Admissions Procedures

To apply to the EdD program, please visit and submit an online application. Full consideration is given to applicants who submit a completed application by February 1; however, the EdD admissions committee will begin meeting later in the fall semester, and applications will be reviewed for admission once all required materials have been submitted. Applications received after February 1 may be considered if there is space available. Cohorts begin in the summer term of each academic year. GRE scores are not required for the EdD program.

EdD Cohort 2018 Meeting Dates 

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed School of Education online admissions application
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) by credit card, check, or money order payable to 'University of Pittsburgh'
  • 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).
  • For international students only: minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the internet-based test (IBT) with a minimum of 21 on each subtest; 250 on the computer-based test (CBT), or 600 on the paper-based test (PBT)
  • Recommended: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit responses to the School of Education optional diversity question.

To learn more, schedule a preadmission counseling appointment with Doctoral Program Coordinator, Alicia Davin by calling 412-624-6311. Request more information today!