Admission to the master of arts (M.A.) program is based on a combination
of undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) transcripts with a
minimum 3.0 GPA, a statement of purpose, and at least one, preferably
two, letters of recommendation. Students who complete the M.A. program
and then wish to pursue a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in
childhood studies must complete a separate application to the Ph.D.
Admission to the Ph.D. program is based on a combination of undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) transcripts with a minimum 3.2 GPA, GRE scores, a statement of purpose, a writing sample (10+ pages), and no less than three letters of recommendation. Admissions decisions are based on a combination of the candidate's academic qualifications and their match with areas of faculty expertise (these areas are described on the department's faculty page).