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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.), Masters of Education (M.Ed.)

Online Degrees: Masters of Education (M.Ed.)

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Community College Leadership (Ed.D.); Counselor Education (M.S., M.Ed.); Curriculum and Instructional Technology (M.Ed., Ph.D., M.S.); Educational Administration (M.Ed., M.S.); Educational Leadership (Ph.D.); Elementary Education (M.Ed., M.S.); Higher Education (M.Ed., M.S.); Historical Philosophical and Comparative Studies in Education (M.S., M.Ed.); Mathematics Licensure (M.Ed.); Research and Evaluation (M.S.); Special Education (M.S.); Special Education (practitioner) (M.Ed.); Student Affairs (M.Ed.);

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): See for our program areas.

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: School of Education
Phone: 515-294-9531
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Application deadlines vary by program area. Go to and click on the program area you are interested in to view the program area's application process and deadlines.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

Note: The GRE is only required for our Ph.D. and Teacher Licensure applicants. All other master's programs do not require the GRE.
Ph.D. Applicants Only: 2-3 page statement of intent
Ph.D. Applicants Only: scholarly writing sample

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 560
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 83
PTE 56

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

School of Education
1620 Lagomarcino Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011