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Learning Sciences Admission

Learning Sciences Admission Information

   

Master's Degree

You will be asked to provide official transcripts and remit an application fee in addition to providing the following required documents during the application process.

  • Personal statement
  • Provide contact information for 3 recommendations
  • Copies of all transcripts

The application deadline is considered rolling admission for the next academic semester.  Applications are reviewed on Feb. 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. We recommend submitting all materials at least two weeks prior to the beginning of each review deadline to ensure sufficient time for processing by the staff of the Graduate College and the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education. For additional details consult the current Graduate College Bulletin or the Learning Sciences Area Coordinator.

Regular admission to master's study in the department of Educational Psychology, which includes Learning Sciences, requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on the last degree conferred. The GRE is not required for admission at the masters level.

Admissions related questions can be directed to the College of Education Graduate Programs Support Office at 405-325-4525 or send an email to jrcoe_gps@ou.edu.

Doctoral Degree

You will be asked to provide official transcripts and remit an application fee in addition to providing the following required documents during the application process.

  • Personal statement
  • Provide contact information for 3 recommendations
  • Copies of all transcripts
  • Official GRE results
  • Vita/Resume
  • Writing sample

The application deadlines are Feb. 1 for full financial support consideration, April 1 and Oct. 1. We recommend submitting all materials at least two weeks prior to deadlines to ensure sufficient time for processing by the staff of the Graduate College and the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education. Regular admission to doctoral study requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on all graduate work attempted.  Although no single cutoff score on the GRE will be used to determine admission, it is common for successful applicants to score at or above the 50 percentile on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical components.         

Admissions Procedures

When all application materials have been received, the admissions committee will consider all relevant materials and apply the admission criteria within the constraints of the faculty's capacity to enroll more students.  Decisions regarding admission will be made by the faculty as a whole.  No doctoral student shall be admitted who does not have a majority vote of the program area faculty and who does not have a faculty member willing and available to serve as committee chair.  Announcement of admissions decisions should be mailed approximately one month after the application deadline.

At the time of admission, a faculty member shall be assigned as a temporary advisor to provide initial program advising to the student.  It is expected that during the first year of the student's enrollment, a permanent doctoral advisory committee shall be selected by mutual faculty and student consent.  The chairperson and a minimum of two additional members from the Learning Sciences program shall serve on the committee.  Additionally, the committee shall have at least one additional member from outside the Department of Educational Psychology.

Admissions related questions can be directed to the College of Education Graduate Programs Support Office at 405-325-4525 or send an email to jrcoe_gps@ou.edu.