Additional Application Requirements
For Graduate Programs

The College of Education offers a wide variety of masters, doctoral and certification programs across all five departments and STEM Education. Through research-driven experiences that pair theory and applied practice, our collaborative, innovative programs are led by expert faculty and industry leaders who are dedicated to advancing fields such as policy and leadership, special education, prevention science, sport management and health behaviors.

Please check specific programs application requirements below in addition to general application requirements, which also can be viewed on the Graduate School’s website.

Curriculum and Instruction

Program / Additional Application RequirementsApplication Deadlines
Bilingual-Bicultural Education / All applicants must provide a supplemental writing sample describing their cross-cultural and/or cross-linguistic experiences written in Spanish to be uploaded as a “Miscellaneous Admissions Document.” Be sure to demonstrate competency with the language and show that you have made efforts to cross borders by working, traveling or having lived in situations that required a multiplicity of cultural competencies.
Fall: December 1 –
EXTENDED to December 31
Cultural Studies in Education / NoFall: December 1 –
EXTENDED to December 31
Early Childhood Education / NoFall: December 1 –
EXTENDED to December 31
Language and Literacy Studies / All applicants to the program must already be certified to teach. Some teaching experience is preferred at the master’s level while a minimum of three years teaching experience is required at the doctoral level.Fall: December 1 –
EXTENDED to December 31
Learning Technologies / NoFall: December 1 –
EXTENDED to December 31
Learning Technologies Online Stackable Certificate / Please see Application Instructions for Degree-seeking Students and Application Instructions for Non-Degree Seeking Students to learn more.Fall: July 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: April 1
Physical Education Teacher Education / NoFall: December 1 –
EXTENDED to December 31
Social Studies Education / NoFall: December 1 –
EXTENDED to December 31
STEM Education / While the department prefers for master’s applicants to have a minimum GPA of 3.0, particularly during the last two years of college and in any previous graduate study, applicants with lower GPAs will be considered. After submitting an application, upload a miscellaneous document explaining why your GPA or test scores are not valid indicators of your ability. Doctoral applicants must have a baccalaureate or master’s degree and prior coursework in one or more STEM fields. Teaching experience is highly desired.Fall: December 1 –
EXTENDED to December 31
M.Ed.+: June 30
Teacher Leadership Mentoring and Professional Development / The program page requires applicants to meet specific criteria. Please see the Application Criteria section on the program page. Fall: December 1 –
EXTENDED to December 31
Urban Teachers (English Certification) / School districts require all employees, including university students, to pass a criminal background check. Fall: December 1 –
EXTENDED to December 31
Urban Teachers (Social Studies Certification) / School districts require all employees, including university students, to pass a criminal background check. Fall: December 1 –
EXTENDED to December 31

C&I Graduate Program Contact


Stephen Flynn

(512) 471-3747

Educational Leadership and Policy

Program / Additional Application RequirementsApplication Deadlines
Cooperative Superintendency Program* / All applicants must have a master’s degree, mid-management certification/experience and two years of experience as a principal and/or central office administrator. Learn more on the program page. Summer
Nominations: December 15
Applications: January 15
Educational Policy and Planning / NoFall: December 1
Higher Education Leadership and Policy / Master’s applicants should pay close attention to the statement of purpose requirements.Fall: December 1
Higher Education Leadership and Policy Exec.Ed.D. / Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution and follow specific instructions for the statement of purpose. Learn more on the program pageSummer
Priority: December 1
Final: January 15
Texas Principal Leadership Academy* / All applicants must first be nominated. The program also requires a specific format for applicants’ resumes and an additional application fee. Learn more on the program page.Summer
Nominations: December 15
Applications: January 15
*GRE Required.

ELP Graduate Program Contact


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Kelsey Samsel

(512) 475-8570

Educational Psychology

Program / Additional Application RequirementsApplication Deadlines
Counselor Education / NoFall: January 10
Summer: January 10
Counseling Psychology / NoFall: December 1
Human Development, Culture, and Learning Sciences / NoFall: Ph.D.: December 1
Master’s: January 10
Summer: Ph.D.: December 1
Master’s: January 10
Quantitative Methods / A master’s in Quantitative Methods or a related field such as Statistics or Quantitative Psychology is required to apply to our doctoral program. All Quantitative Methods applicants must take the GRE. Applicants to the Quantitative Methods program are not required to list a faculty member of interest in their Statement of Purpose.Fall: Ph.D.: December 1
Master’s: January 10
School/Clinical Child Psychology / NoFall: December 1
Summer: December 1
School Psychology / NoFall: January 10
Summer: January 10

EDP Graduate Program Contact

Kinesiology and Health Education

Program / Additional Application RequirementsApplication Deadlines
Exercise Physiology / Master’s applicants are expected to hold at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in kinesiology or a related field, e.g. biology, physiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, etc.Fall
Priority: December 1
Final: May 1
Spring: October 1
Health Behavior and Health Education / Master’s applicants are expected to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and the completion of a minimum of three credit hours of coursework from each of the following areas:
Theory & Methods of Health Behavior and Health Education and/or Health Promotion, Statistics and Behavioral Sciences.
Fall
Priority: December 1
Final: May 1
Kinesiology or Health Education / NoFall
Priority: December 1
Final: May 1
Movement and Cognitive Rehabilitation Science / NoFall
Priority: December 1
Final: May 1
Physical Culture and Sport Studies / Applicants should know the scholarly interest that they would like to pursue before applying for admission and are encouraged to contact either Dr. Jan Todd or Dr. Thomas M. Hunt by email before completing the official online application. Learn more on the program page. Fall
Priority: December 1
Final: May 1
Sport Management – On Campus / NoFall
Priority: December 1
Final: May 1
Sport Management – Online / NoSpring: October 1

KHE Graduate Program Contact


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Phillip Salazar

(512) 232-6015

Special Education

Program / Additional Application RequirementsApplication Deadlines
Autism and Developmental Disabilities / NoFall
Priority: December 1
M.Ed. application now closed.
Ph.D. program still accepting applications
Early Childhood Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education / NoFall
Priority: December 1
Rolling admissions
Equity and Diversity in Special Education / NoFall
Priority: December 1
Rolling admissions
Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders / NoFall
Priority: December 1
Rolling admissions

SPED Graduate Program Contact


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Alicia Zapata

(512) 471-9857

SPED Application Process