The Department of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) prepares researchers, scholar practitioners, teacher educators, and educational leaders for positions in universities, school districts, community agencies, and the private sector. We have seven different research focus areas: Culture and Development; Language and Literacy; Learning, Culture and Technology Studies; Policy, Leadership and Research Methods; Science and Mathematics Education; Special Education, Disability and Risk Studies; and Teacher Education and Professional Development.

Once enrolled, students may add optional interdisciplinary doctoral emphases that include study in Applied Linguistics; Black Studies; Cognitive Science; Environment and Society; Feminist Studies; Global Studies; Information Technology and Society; Language, Interaction, and Social Organization; Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences; and Writing Studies.

Note that applications submitted by December 1, 2020 will be reviewed shortly after the deadline. Those submitted for secondary consideration will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting February 1, 2021.

Adress
Mailing Address

Department of Education
University of California, Santa Barbara
Education Building, Room 3102
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9490
(USA)

Degree icon Degrees Offered
MA, MA/PhD, PhD

Address iconDeadlines
  • Final deadline: Fall 2022 PhD and MA/PhD Only - December 1, 2021 (by 11:59 PM PST)
  • Primary consideration deadline: Fall 2022 MA Only - December 1, 2021 (by 11:59 PM PST)
  • Secondary consideration and final deadline: Fall 2022 MA Only - May 16, 2022 (by 11:59 PM PST)

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Requirements

  • Please complete and upload the At A Glance form found on the department homepage in the "Prospective Students -> How to Apply" section. This word doc should be included in the supplemental documents section.
  • All requirements must be uploaded to your online application. Letters of recommendation are submitted online by letter writers. Supplemental Materials can be found at http://www.education.ucsb.edu/education/prospective-students/how-apply. Please complete and upload the At A Glance form found on the department homepage in "Prospective Students -> How to Apply" section. This word doc should be included in the supplemental documents section.
  • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted online)
  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted online)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted online)
  • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
  • Education Information at a Glance Form (submitted online)
  • Writing sample (optional, submitted online)
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
Emphases
 

Optional Ph.D. interdisciplinary emphases in Applied Linguistics; Black Studies; Cognitive Science; Environment and Society; Feminist Studies; Global Studies; Information Technology and Society; Language, Interaction, and Social Organizations; Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences; Writing Studies

Specializations
 

N/A