Apply to the Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants of the critical and sociocultural studies in education program must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in the US or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
     
  • Acceptance by the department or program in which you plan to study
    • University departments and programs determine their own requirements for admission
       
  • Approval of the dean of the Graduate School
     
  • Teaching experience at the K–12 level is strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Completion of GRE
    • There is no score minimum
    • The selection committee will consider the applicant as a whole
    • Lower GRE scores may be offset by strong experience in other areas and vice versa

Application Instructions

Complete the online Graduate Admission Application.

Nonrefundable Application Fee: $70 (Domestic Students)/$90 (International Students), paid by credit card or eCheck. You will need to pay the application fee before you are able to submit the application.

  • You do not need to complete the online application in one sitting
  • You will be able to log in and view/update each section of your application until your payment is made
  • Once this fee is paid, your file is officially submitted to the department

The CSSE application requires the following:

Personal Statement

You must provide a personal statement with evidence of:

  • Past work experience/professional service in education
  • Commitment to promoting equality of opportunity for students
  • Academic preparation in higher education
  • Potential research interests that connect to the CSSE faculty and program

Three Letters of Recommendation

You will be asked to provide three email contacts for people willing to provide letters of recommendation for you that testify to:

  • Your professional service to the field of education
  • Your commitment to promoting equality of opportunity for students
  • Your academic preparation for taking on a doctoral program

Once you enter and confirm the name and email information, you cannot change it.

As soon as you submit the contact information, an email will be automatically generated and sent to each contact requesting a letter of recommendation for you.

The email will provide instructions for your contact person about the information needed and how to upload the letter.

You will receive an automated email notifying you when each of your contacts uploads their letter, and you may also check the status once you have paid your $70 application fee.

Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

You must upload your detailed CV, with evidence of professional service to the field of education and commitment to promoting equality of opportunity for students.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores

You must upload a copy of your official test results, AND have Educational Testing Service (ETS) send your official GRE scores to:

  • University Code: University of Oregon – Code 4846
  • Department Code: Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education – Code 3906

Only tests taken within the past 10 years are valid.

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University Requirement

Have official final degree (bachelor’s and above) transcripts mailed to:

Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1217

Department Requirement

Upload final degree (bachelor’s and above) transcripts during the online application process.

These transcripts should exactly match the official transcripts you have mailed to the Admissions Office.

Academic Writing Sample

Your academic writing sample should be formal, scholarly writing in APA style that demonstrates your ability to:

  • Conduct research
  • Write cogently
  • Cite references where applicable

A research paper you wrote for a previous college course is perfectly acceptable.

If you have questions about any aspect of the application packet, please contact Ann Kokkeler.