Ed.D. Admission Information and Application Process

General Admission Information

Applicants must follow graduate admission policies of the UF Graduate School; the College of Education; the School of Teaching and Learning; and the Teachers, Schools, and Society (TSS) program area.

Briefly, general requirements include:

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work and all previous graduate work
  • A Masters or Specialist degree in education (or a field tightly linked to your professional role/context)
  • At least three years of practical experience in the field of education and, throughout the duration of the program, be working as a full-time education professional

Note: The School of Teaching and Learning has adopted a waiver for the GRE for admissions to the Doctor of Education (EdD) programs; therefore, applicants for the TSS EdD program do not need to supply a GRE record. 

Application Process

Successfully complete the UF Graduate School online application, being sure to submit all required information and materials, including:

  • contact information for three professional references (only three recommendation letters are required)
  • estimated upper-division undergrad GPA
  • academic background information (for official transcript processing)
  • a statement of purpose regarding your intent to earn an EdD in this program
  • a current resume/CV
  • a written response of no more than 750 words to the following prompt (upload as an “other” document in the online application system)
    • Connected to the TSS EdD program’s equity and social justice-oriented mission, an overarching goal of our professional practice doctoral program is to further prepare practicing educators to lead informed and sustained change in their professional contexts. Please describe one significant problem of practice that exists in your professional context and one or two specific strategies for addressing this problem that might result in more equitable outcomes for individuals and/or groups in your context (students, teachers, families, administrators, etc.).

Note: When completing the online application, it is critical that you carefully follow these instructions to route your application to the right program:

  • Location of Intended Program: Distance Education
  • Program of Study: College of Education
    • Curriculum and Instruction / Degree Name – Doctor of Education
  • Select Term: Summer A/C 2024
  • Program Specialization: (type in) TSS
  • Department Contact Name: (type in) Elyse Hambacher


For questions about graduate admission policies or the application process, email GradAdmissions@coe.ufl.edu.

For unique, program-specific questions not answered on the Frequently Asked Questions page, email TSS EdD program coordinator Dr. Elyse Hambacher (elyse@ufl.edu).