If you have not previously been admitted to Iowa State’s Graduate College (or if you’ve been admitted as a non-degree seeking student as opposed to a certificate or degree-seeking program), you will apply using the online graduate application below.
Please disregard any application acceptance dates that may be listed on the Iowa State University-wide admissions site and continue with your application as prompted through their website.
Previously Admitted Students
If you have previously been admitted to Iowa State’s Graduate College, do not use the application portal above. Instead, fill out Section I of the “request to transfer from one major/program/department” form and submit this form, along with the below required application materials, directly to the graduate support specialist.
Nomination Letters: Three nomination letters sent directly to email@example.com. Each letter should be written by someone who is familiar with your professional practice and submitted directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominators should speak to your verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, leadership potential, and ability to persist through professional career challenges.
Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended are required for formal admission to the program. However, you may submit unofficial transcripts for admissions review. If you have earned a degree at Iowa State, you do not need to order those transcripts because these will already be on file. Official transcripts should be sent to:
Office of Admissions
100 Enrollment Services Ctr.
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2011
Essay: A three-to-four page essay (double spaced) should be submitted that provides an integrated response to the following prompts:
- As you reflect on your professional experience, what are some problems of practice you have observed and would like to study?
- What do you see as the roles and responsibilities of leaders in educational systems?
- How are equity and diversity centered in your work?
- How do you see the doctoral experience elevating your career trajectory and supporting your long-term goals?
- Why do you want to pursue the Education Doctorate in the School of Education at Iowa State University?
International applicants only: A TOEFL score of at least 83 or an IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required for consideration for admission to the School of Education. Please upload your official TOEFL or IELTS score report to your online graduate application.
All non-transcript materials should be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
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School of Education
1620 Lagomarcino Hall
901 Stange Road
Ames, Iowa 50011-1041