EPP M.Ed. Application Requirements

All graduate students are required to apply to the state application system ApplyTexas. We strongly encourage you to start this process well in advance of the deadline to allow us time to process your information. Visit our “How to Apply” page for departmental requirements and processes.

The GRE is not required for those applying in the Fall of 2021 for admission in the Fall of 2022 to the Education Policy and Planning program. This temporary change is due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that some university-wide fellowship programs may consider GRE scores. Applicants who want to be eligible for all possible fellowships and scholarships might want to take the GRE.

Your Statement of Purpose should describe:

  • why you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Policy and Planning (EPP) at UT Austin;
  • any life experiences that have contributed to your decision to apply to pursue a M.Ed. in EPP;
  • any personal experiences, achievements, or accomplishments that would help you contribute to the program and the University’s mission for diversity and inclusiveness, and
  • your career aspirations once you complete your degree.