Graduate Program Admissions

Begin Your MA, MEd, or PhD Program in the Highly Respected UCR Graduate School of Education

The UCR Graduate School of Education offers a full complement of doctoral, master of arts, and master of education degree programs that equip you to meet your career goals as an educator, specialized instructor, school administrator, or educational researcher.

In addition to these graduate programs, you can apply to begin the Teaching Credential Program and prepare for a rewarding career as a classroom teacher.

Select your degree program below to find out how to apply.

  • Apply to PhD Program – prepare to research or teach in academic institutions in one of the following areas of specialization:
    • Education, Society, and Culture
    • Educational Psychology
    • Higher Education Administration and Policy
    • School Psychology
    • Special Education
  • Apply to MA Program – gain advanced knowledge and research experience in the field of education with specialization in:
    • Education, Society, and Culture
    • Educational Psychology
    • Special Education
  • Apply to MEd Program – professional educators improve their practice and gain expertise in one of these areas of emphasis:
    • Diversity and Equality
    • General Education Teaching Emphasis
    • Higher Education Administration and Policy
    • Special Education with Education Specialist Credential – Contact Teacher Education before applying
    • TESOL – contact Sara Brathwaite at sbrathwaite@ucx.ucr.edu about the TESOL Certificate program before applying