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206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-3377

Undergraduate Studies:
612-624-3640
ugolpd@umn.edu

Graduate Studies:
612-624-1006
olpd@umn.edu


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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements and application deadlines vary by program.

Your application is not complete until ALL required materials and fees have been received. If anything is missing, your application will not be considered until the next review date, which may be the following year. It is strongly recommended to apply at least two weeks before any submission deadlines.

Program Areas

Admission Requirements by Program

Comparative and International Development Education (CIDE)

CIDE Ph.D. Program
International Educators may be interested in the CIDE Ph.D. LIIE Program below.
Degree Master's degree or equivalent
GPA Undergraduate: 3.0 Graduate: 3.5
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years.
Verbal = 156; Quantitative = 146; Analytical Writing = 4.5
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)
Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by December 1, 2017 for a 2018 Fall semester start. Fall semester start only. Only students accepted in December review are considered for assistantships.
Program Details CIDE Ph.D. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
CIDE Ph.D. Program - Leadership in Intercultural and International Education (LIIE)
Degree Master's degree or equivalent
GPA Undergraduate: 3.0 Graduate: 3.5
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years.
Verbal = 156; Quantitative = 146; Analytical Writing = 4.5
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)
Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline The deadline for the 2017 LIIE cohort has passed. The next cohort should begin enrolling in 2020.
Program Details CIDE Ph.D. LIIE program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
Indicate in first sentence of essays that you are applying for the CIDE Ph.D. in LIIE.
CIDE M.A. Program
Degree Bachelor's degree
Undergraduate GPA 3.0
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years. Not required for international students.
Verbal = 153; Quantitative = 144; Analytical Writing = 4.5
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)

Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by February 1, 2018 for a 2018 Fall semester start. Fall semester start only.
Program Details Accelerated MA program OR CIDE M.A. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
Indicate in first sentence of Personal Statement (#1) if you are applying for Accelerated M.A. program.

Education Policy and Leadership (EPL)

EPL Ph.D. Program
Degree Master's degree or equivalent
GPA Undergraduate: 3.0 Graduate: 3.5
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years.
Verbal = 153; Quantitative = 144; Analytical Writing = 4.5
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)
Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Experience
International educators only.
3 years experience in international education (preferred)
Admission Deadline Applications are due by December 1, 2017 for a 2018 Fall semester start. Fall semester start only. Only students accepted in December review are considered for assistantships.
Program Details EPL Ph.D. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
EPL Executive Ph.D. Program
Degree Master's degree or equivalent
GPA Undergraduate: 3.0 Graduate: 3.5
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years.
Verbal = 153; Quantitative = 144; Analytical Writing = 4.0
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)
Paper based = 550 or above>
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline A new Executive Ph.D. cohort will begin Fall 2018. Applications will start being accepted in August and will be due by March 1, 2018.
Program Details EPL Executive Ph.D. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
Indicate in first sentence of Personal Statement (#1) that you are applying for EPL Executive Ph.D. program.
EPL Ed.D. Program
Degree Master's degree or equivalent
GPA Undergraduate: 3.0 Graduate: 3.5
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years.
Verbal = 153; Quantitative = 144; Analytical Writing = 4.5
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)
Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Experience
International educators only.
3 years experience in international education (preferred)
Admission Deadline We currently are not recruiting for the Minnesota Educators Ed.D. program.
Program Details EPL Ed.D. (Minnesota Educators) program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
EPL M.Ed. Program - Leadership in Education/Professional Studies
Degree Bachelor's degree
Undergraduate GPA 3.0
GRE Scores Not required
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)
Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by July 1 for Fall semester start, November 1 for Spring semester start, and March 1 for Summer session start.
Program Details Leadership in Education M.Ed. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
EPL M.A. Program
Degree Bachelor's degree
Undergraduate GPA 3.0
GRE Scores Not required
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)

Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by February 1, 2018 for a 2018 Fall semester start. Fall semester start only.
Program Details Accelerated MA program OR EPL M.A. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
Indicate in first sentence of Personal Statement (#1) if you are applying for Accelerated MA program.

Evaluation Studies (ES)

ES Ph.D. Program
Degree Master's degree or equivalent
GPA Undergraduate: 3.0 Graduate: 3.5
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years.
Verbal = 153; Quantitative = 144; Analytical Writing = 4.5
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)
Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by December 1, 2017 for a 2018 Fall semester start.
Fall semester start only. Only students accepted in December review are considered for assistantships.
Program Details ES Ph.D. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
ES M.A. Program
Degree Bachelor's degree
Undergraduate GPA 3.0
GRE Scores Verbal = 153; Quantitative = 144; Analytical Writing = 4.5
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)

Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by February 1, 2018 for a 2018 Fall semester start. Fall semester start only.
Program Details Accelerated MA program OR ES M.A. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
Indicate in first sentence of Personal Statement (#1) if you are applying for Accelerated MA program.

Higher Education (HE)

HE Ph.D. Program
Degree Master's degree or equivalent
GPA Undergraduate: 3.0 Graduate: 3.5
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years.
Verbal = 153; Quantitative = 144; Analytical Writing = 4.5
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)
Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by December 1, 2017 for a 2018 Fall semester start.
Fall semester start only. Only students accepted in December review are considered for assistantships.
Program Details HE Ph.D. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
HE Ed.D. Program
Degree Master's degree or equivalent
GPA Undergraduate: 3.0 Graduate: 3.5
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years.
Verbal = 153; Quantitative = 144; Analytical Writing = 4.5
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)
Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Experience
International educators only.
3 years experience in international education (preferred)
Admission Deadline We currently are not recruiting for the U.S. Educators Ed.D. program.
Program Details HE Ed.D. (U.S. Educators) program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
HE M.A. Program
[For M.A. in Multicultural College Teaching and Learning see below]
Degree Bachelor's degree
Undergraduate GPA 3.0
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years. Not required for international students.
Verbal = 153; Quantitative = 144; Analytical Writing = 4.5
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)

Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by February 1, 2018 for a 2018 Fall semester start. Fall semester start only.
Program Details Accelerated MA program OR HE M.A. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
Indicate in first sentence of Personal Statement (#1) if you are applying for Accelerated MA program.
Multicultural College Teaching and Learning M.A. Program
Degree Bachelor's degree
Undergraduate GPA 3.0
GRE Scores Not Required
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)

Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by February 1, 2018 for a 2018 Fall semester start. Fall semester start only.
Program Details Multicultural College Teaching and Learning M.A. website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
When choosing major/degree scroll down and choose Multicultural College Teaching and Learning from the drop down menu.

Human Resource Development (HRD)

HRD Ph.D. or Ed.D. Program
Degree Master's degree or equivalent
GPA Undergraduate: 3.0 Graduate: 3.4
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years.
Verbal = 150; Quantitative = 141; Analytical Writing = 3.0
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)
Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by December 1, 2017 for a 2018 Fall semester start. Fall semester start only. Only students accepted in December review are considered for assistantships.
Program Details HRD Ph.D. program website or HRD Ed.D. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
HRD M.A. Program
Degree Bachelor's degree
Undergraduate GPA 3.0
GRE Preferred Scores
Taken within the last 5 years.
Verbal = 150; Quantitative = 141; Analytical Writing = 3.0
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)

Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by February 1, 2018 for a 2018 Fall semester start. Fall semester start only.
Program Details HRD M.A. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
HRD M.Ed. Program - Adult Education/Professional Studies
Degree Bachelor's degree
Undergraduate GPA 2.8
GRE Scores Not required
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)

Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by July 1 for Fall semester start, November 1 for Spring semester start, and March 1 for Summer session start.
Program Details Adult Education M.Ed. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)
HRD M.Ed. Program - Human Resource Education/Professional Studies
Degree Bachelor's degree
Undergraduate GPA 2.8
GRE Scores Not required
TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Not required for U.S. students.
TOEFL
Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)

Paper based = 550 or above
IELTS = 6.5
Admission Deadline Applications are due by July 1 for Fall semester start, November 1 for Spring semester start, and March 1 for Summer session start.
Program Details Human Resource Development/Professional Studies M.Ed. program website
Apply Instructions on how to apply to OLPD graduate degree programs
Graduate School Admissions (includes link to online application)

Graduate Minors

Requirement Students must already be admitted to a master's, doctoral, or professional degree program at the University of Minnesota.
Programs

Questions

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Dr. Jeremy Hernandez, coordinator of graduate studies, at herna220@umn.edu or 612-626-9377.

Revised October 18, 2018