What do I need to apply?

  • Master's degree required; Master's  in education or related area, i.e. literacy, reading education (English education for native or non-native speakers) preferred
  • Competitive GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores for students who are non-native speakers of English
  •  3 years K-12 teaching experience recommended
  •   A well written personal statement indicating focus, drive, and knowledge of literacy-related Ph.D. career paths
  • References who speak to the candidate’s potential to contribute to the literacy field.
  • Interview encouraged

Application Materials

  • Completed SOE application
  • Three references
  • College/university transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL (if relevant)

What is the Application Deadline?

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Those who wish to apply for a School of Education Scholarship should complete the separate scholarship application for the following fall semester before January 15th. Applications are considered for Fall, Spring or Summer start dates.

For general information about graduate admissions and study, please contact Speranza Migliore at or 315-443-2505.

Ready to apply?

Syracuse University Graduate School Application