We are most interested in admitting students:
- who want to make a difference in the field of
- who want to engage in educational issues and be
- whose goals are addressed by the program’s
content and approach to study
Any doctoral program is difficult to complete and requires a
high level of commitment. Before you apply, you should communicate with the curriculum
and instruction program coordinator to talk further and in depth about your
goals. You should also connect with faculty interested in your focus area. We
want to make sure that this program is the right fit and choice for you.
Admission to the curriculum and instruction program
is completed through the Graduate College. We suggest the
following to help you be successful:
- Look over the full
application before completing.
- Choose references who
can speak to your academic strengths as well as your commitment to the field of
- Create a goal
statement that speaks to how this program meets your short- and long-term
- Follow the directions
on the application; contact the C&I doctoral program coordinator with any questions.
Applications are due:
- February 15 of each year for a fall start date
- September 15 of each year for a
spring start date
Provide scores from either the Graduate Record Exam
(GRE) general tests or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The testing firm must send
official scores to the Graduate College.
The test must have been taken within eight years of application
to the program. If you have not taken either of these tests, you may contact
the Counseling and Testing Center
at 928-523-2261 for information regarding application procedures and dates
these tests will be administered. It is not necessary, however, that you take
these tests at Northern Arizona University.
There is no minimum score required on these measures, but it is
important that you do your best. Data from these tests will be considered in
relation to your complete portfolio and may be used in program planning. Study
guides for these tests are available at most university bookstores.
Students from non-English speaking countries must have a TOEFL
score sent to the Graduate College.
You may initially send nonofficial transcripts, but once
accepted you need to forward your official transcripts.
The admissions committee will evaluate all applications using a rating scale, and recommend the most competitive applicants for acceptance.
All applicants will be notified of their final admissions status
no later than May 1 for a fall start date or December 1 for a spring start date.
Generally, about half the students who apply for admission during each
screening period are accepted into the program.