Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Admission Requirements


In addition to the criteria below, applicants must meet general graduate admission requirements .

  • The 67-credit doctoral program in global inclusion and social development invites applicants with a variety of academic and experiential backgrounds who hold degrees from an accredited institution. Minimum requirements for the PhD in global inclusion and social development include a previous degree in education, social sciences, or a related area from an accredited college or university or international equivalent; and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (any courses).

  • Statement of Purpose - Please discuss in 1,200 words or less your reasons for pursuing graduate study and your academic, personal, and professional goals.

  • Three Letters of Recommendation - Letters should come from individuals who can speak to your academic and professional preparation for program success.

  • Test Scores (GRE or MAT) - We do not require a minimum score. Please note that individuals who possess an MA/MS degree in a related field at the time of application do not need to submit test scores.

  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae - Please make sure all educational background and professional history is current with degrees earned, institutions attended, majors, and GPAs.

  • Required Writing Sample #1 - Writing sample should demonstrate applicant’s ability to complete high-quality intellectual work and be of reasonable length.

  • Required Writing Sample #2 - Writing sample should demonstrate applicant’s ability to complete high-quality intellectual work and be of reasonable length.

  • Personal Interview - When the Office of Graduate Admissions has notified us of your completed application, we will contact qualified candidates to arrange an interview (either in person or via teleconference).

Applicants who possess a master’s degree in education, the social sciences, or a related area may qualify to waive required concentration courses, and may be granted a doctorate in global inclusion and social development after completing 52 credits of core courses and other required degree components. Such advanced standing is at the discretion of the program, and may be subject to provision of qualifying materials, including past syllabi.

Applicants who either hold a BA-level degree, or hold a master’s degree in a non-related field at the time of application, may still apply for admission to the doctoral program. Such individuals will be considered concurrent students of  the master’s and doctoral programs until all master’s-level requirements in global inclusion and social development are fulfilled. BA-level applicants must also submit official GRE verbal and quantitative scores with their application to the PhD program. People with disabilities should contact us by email or phone (617.287.4361) for specific testing accommodations and for all other admission-related inquiries.

We will contact qualified applicants for an interview after an application has been received and processed.