The Department of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) offers MA and PhD programs that prepare researchers, scholar practitioners, teacher educators, and educational leaders for positions in universities, school districts, community agencies, and the private sector. We have three broad program areas: (1) Culture, Language and Human Development, (2) Learning, Teaching, and Teacher Education, and (3) Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research Methods.
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. Please note that the Department of Education does not train K-12 teachers or grant teaching credentials; prospective teachers are instead encouraged to apply to the Teacher Education Program.
The final application deadline for fall 2023 PhD and MA/PhD students is December 1, 2022. The primary consideration deadline for fall 2023 MA-only students is also December 1, 2022. Secondary consideration for fall 2023 MA-only students is May 15, 2023. (No funding is available for applications submitted after December 1).
Department of Education
University of California, Santa Barbara
Education Building, Room 3102
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9490
MA, MA/PhD, PhD
- Final deadline: Fall 2023 PhD and MA/PhD Only - December 1, 2022 (by 11:59 PM PST)
- Primary consideration deadline: Fall 2023 MA Only - December 1, 2022 (by 11:59 PM PST)
- Secondary consideration and final deadline: Fall 2023 MA Only - May 15, 2023 (by 11:59 PM PST)
- 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.
- Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
- Statement of Purpose, Personal History and Diversity Statement, 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)
- Writing sample (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.
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