Curriculum and Instruction

Admission to Doctoral Program at KU

Effective Dec. 2, 2016: The University of Kansas is not currently accepting applications for graduate admission to the Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction at this time. Though, please let us know you are interested in the program by submitting the online inquiry form for a future admission cycle.


The University of Kansas is a great place to pursue a graduate degree, since graduate education is central to KU’s mission of learning, scholarship and creative activity.  We invite you to explore our graduate degree information, review our student resources, and learn more on our knowledgeable faculty and the vibrant community of Overland Park, Kansas. 

Once you’ve decided to apply, use the Apply Now button on this page to get started! Please note that KU does not accept paper applications for admission.  The online application is designed to give you the ability to submit all supporting documents in one form. 

Please note that this doctoral program is offered exclusively at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas, and will complete all core coursework at that campus.

Not sure of how to proceed? We’ve created a Graduate Application Checklist (coming soon), just for you!

Application Deadlines for Doctoral Degree in Curriculum & Instruction

Apply before July 1* to begin in the Fall Semester

*Please note that March 15 is the application deadline for international applicants, and the priority application deadline for domestic applicants. 

At the University of Kansas, doctoral students are admitted to Graduate Studies through the Graduate Division of one of the schools or colleges. Admission requirements vary from department to department and from school to school. Students will not receive graduate credit without having been accepted by a specific department or program. The application process in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching is competitive.  Review of all complete applications is conducted by an admissions committee after each application deadline. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the Department of Curriculum & Teaching.

Visit the Office of Graduate Studies for more information.
Please note: Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission to the program.

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