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Admission to Doctoral Program at KU

Effective Dec. 2, 2016: The University of Kansas is not 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.

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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, 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. 

Review the Graduate Application Checklist to get started.


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