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PhD in Educational Studies

We are very pleased you are considering the Ph.D./Ed.D. in Educational Studies with Specialization in Architecture Education. This program is jointly sponsored by the College of Architecture and the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. To enter this Doctoral Degree Program, the applicant must have an undergraduate degree in architecture or a related discipline and a research-related graduate degree. Those applicants who do not have a research-related graduate degree may be admitted to our Master of Science program instead.

** At this time the PhD in Architecture program is not currently admitting new students. Applicants are able to submit complete applications that will be reviewed if the program is reinstated.

The Architecture Program and Department of Educational Administration have established specific requirements that must be met by all applicants. Students who apply should be certain that they have furnished all required documentation. While the Graduate Studies application may be completed online, applicants must request all other application materials from the Admissions Coordinator (e-mail: The required materials for the Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Educational Studies with Specialization in Architecture are listed below:

  • College of Architecture Ph.D. Application.
  • Graduate School Application – must be completed online.
  • $50 Application Fee – payable by credit card online.
  • Research Goals – Please provide answers to the following questions.
    • Why do you want a doctoral degree?
    • What are your research interests?
    • What are you academic goals?
    • Which faculty member would you like to work with?
  • A Portfolio of Design Work – The Department will return portfolios only if a return envelope with postage is provided or if arrangement is made for pick up at the Department office.
  • Official Transcripts – All undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation.
  • TOEFL Scores – Results from this English proficiency exam of 550 or higher are required of all international student applicants. (A bachelors degree from an accredited university in the United States, Canada, or England replaces the TOEFL requirement.)
  • GRE – Applicants must have a GRE score sent to the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • Evidence of Scholarly Writing and Research Ability – Provide two examples of scholarly writing that demonstrates research ability.
  • Evidence of Experience with Diverse Cultures – Provide written description and/or documentation.
  • All qualified students are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions or need an application packet mailed to you, please e-mail the Admissions Coordinator at, or you may call the Program Office at (402) 472-9229.