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Science Education, Ph.D.

Admission for fall, spring, and summer semester starts are considered on a rolling basis. However, we have a suggested deadline of January 15 for the fall and summer semester of the same year, and October 1 for the spring semester of the following year. Applicants should ensure that all of the required materials are submitted by that date.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree required in science, science education, or a related field.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study
  • Personal statement, including a discussion of your research
  • Professional/academic writing sample
  • Resume or CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE is optional (not required)
  • International students: TOEFL or IELTS scores

Financial Support

  • Graduate Assistantships in the Department of Teaching & Leadership are highly competitive, and designed to provide graduate students with opportunities to work closely with faculty, including co-designing and co-teaching new courses, engaging in particular lines of scholarly inquiry, and working together to support student learning. Graduate Assistants are selected based on the qualifications represented in an applicant’s curriculum vitae (CV), and on the match between the assistantship needs of the department and the applicant’s qualifications. Masters and doctoral students are encouraged to apply by January 15 each year, though doctoral students are the primary recipients of graduate assistantship funding. Please contact Jeanne Schmidt at jmschmid@syr.edu for more information.
  • Research Assistantships are also available through faculty grants.
  • School of Education Endowed Scholarships
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources