Phd in Curriculum & Instruction Admission Requirements
Application Review Timeline
Applications for the PhD degree in Curriculum and Instruction with concentrations
in Curriculum Studies, Literacy Education and Science Education are due by the end
of every month. Application reviews will be completed by the end of the following
month, except during holidays and summer break. Mathematics Education applications are reviewed once a year and are due February 1st
for the Fall admission. International students are encouraged to apply at least one semester in advance of
starting classes to allow sufficient time for processing visa and other related paperwork.
- GPA: 3.0
- GRE: minimum 151 in verbal, 144 quatitiative; 4.0 in analytical writing (current within
- TOEFL: 550 minimum written or 76 minimum online, OR IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- The GRE requirement is temporarily waived.
- Master's degree from an accredited institute of higher education
- Three (3) years of P-12 teaching experience or its equivalent
How to Apply
Step 1: Apply to UW and the School through the online applicant portal.
- Click here to access the UW graduate applicant portal. Make sure to use the corresponding application
admittance semester indicated above.
- After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the
system including a link and your temporary username and password.
- Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
- Submit the application fee
- Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (see below for details)
Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts and GRE scores to UW Admissions.
University of Wyoming Admissions
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Step 3: Interview with program faculty
Your application packet will be reviewed by faculty in the program. Well-qualified
candidates will be selected for an interview to be conducted in person, through video
conference or via telephone. Following the interview, the literacy education faculty
will make a recommendation regarding your admission into the program.
Please include ALL documents listed below in order for your application to be considered.
- A letter of intent describing why the applicant wishes to pursue a PhD in Curriculum
& Instruction, including the applicant’s career goals; the applicant’s prior experiences
in education; previous university degrees, programs, certificates, or emphases related
to literacy; potential areas of focus in a literacy doctoral program; potential research
interests; and any other information the applicant considers to be relevant to their
- A current resume.
- A completed UW graduate application.
- Three recommendation letters from those who are knowledgeable of your intellect, scholarly
abilities, teaching ability, or other qualifications for doctoral study. These letters
typically would be former professors, supervisors, or administrators; (the portal
will send a request to each of them after you enter their email addresses).
- Unofficial transcripts from all postsecondary institutions (official copies should
be sent to UW Admissions).
- An Application for a Graduate Assistantship should the student wish to seek one.
- An academic writing sample is required for the literacy education concentration, and
is preferred for the curriculum studies, mathematics education and science education