Graduate and Professional Programs

The graduate program in Education Studies is designed to strengthen and deepen students' analytical understanding of the field of education, focusing particularly on preparing them for future work in scholarly research, education practice, and related policy-making.


Admission to the School of Urban Education’s graduate degree programs is selective. Minimum requirements for admission include:

  • (i) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
  • (ii) an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4-point scale),
  • (iii) at least three letters of recommendation, preferably from college instructors or other individuals qualified to testify about intellectual and professional abilities,
  • (iv.) a satisfactory statement of purpose, and
  • (v) satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination.

The statement of purpose should be at least 1000 words in length, identifying the specific degree and emphasis they wish to pursue, and addressing the applicant’s scholarly interests and/or professional goals in education as well as how the applicant’s interests and goals must match the degree program to which they are applying. Students who do not meet these minimum requirements may be considered for provisional or probationary admission at the discretion of the Graduate Program Advisor or the faculty of the Department of Educational Studies.

Students seeking admission to any of the graduate programs in education should contact the respective Graduate Program Advisor in the School of Urban Education or Educational Studies with further questions about fit, programs of study, and admission procedures. Applications to graduate programs in education are evaluated on an individual basis. It is recommended that students turn in a completed application before March 1 for the following Fall semester and prior to October 15 for the following Spring semester. Application packets should be submitted directly to the Graduate School at The University of Tulsa. The School of Urban Education and Educational Studies begins review of application packets as soon as completed applications are forwarded from the Graduate School.