Programs

Admission Requirements

Admission to graduate programs in Measurement and Evaluation is open to all qualified applicants holding a prerequisite degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an international equivalent. In addition to meeting the USF admission requirements, the Department has established the following admission criteria for students applying to any of its programs. Program admission deadlines and additional resources, including those for international students, are provided below.

Program Admission Requirements
Requirement Description
Previous Degree

M.Ed.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university or international equivalent

Ed.S. & Ph.D.
Master's or educational specialist's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university or international equivalent

GRE Scores Although we do not set minimum GRE scores for admission, we do require applicants to submit their official GRE scores
Minimum GPA

M.Ed. 
At least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in upper division coursework while in a Baccalaureate degree

Ed.S. & Ph.D.
At least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in upper division coursework while in a Baccalaureate degree, or a minimum 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in graduate coursework

Educational or Professional Experience  A minimum of two years relevant experience in education (M.Ed. only)
Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are familiar with their scholarships and work history
Interview Oral interview with two or more department faculty members
Writing Sample A scholarly paper written by the applicant or a paper written by the applicant during prior coursework
Statement Includes professional goals (immediate, intermediate, and long term) and research interests. These should be compatible with the opportunities afforded through a degree in educational measurement and research
TOEFL

Applicants whose native language is not English or who have not earned a degree in the U.S. must, according to university policy, submit a TOEFL score (minimum of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 80 internet-based test) (also see TOEFL below)

Transcript Evaluation All foreign transcripts require a course by course evaluation from a foreign transcript evaluation service (also see International Students below)
Curriculum Vitae A written description of your educational background, work experience, and skills.

 

Program Admission Deadlines
Program Admission Deadline
Ph.D.

Fall Admission Only

  • Domestic Students: February 15
  • International Students: January 2
M.Ed. and Ed.S.


Domestic Students:

  • February 15 - Summer & Fall
  • October 15 - Spring

International Students:

  • January 2 - Summer & Fall
  • June 1 - Spring

 

Additional Resources:

Graduate Catalog

Admissions Application Process

International Students

Graduate Application

Application Checklist

Financial Aid

Graduate School Funding Opportunities

English Language Institute

TOEFL

GRE 

USF Test Preparation Courses (TOEFL, GRE)