Congratulations on your decision to apply to the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development, the #18 school of education in the country! Your enthusiasm and drive to be an agent of change in the classroom and a positive influence on students is matched by an exceptional faculty renowned for developing education leaders.

Many of our programs are ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Even our city earns high rankings. Charlottesville was ranked the #1 happiest city in the country by the Harvard Gazette U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research.

The UVA School of Education and Human Development offers over 20 areas of study, 6 undergraduate majors, 2 undergraduate minors, 4 research centers, 16 research labs, partnerships with a number of other schools at the University of Virginia, and a host of community programs. We also provide degree and non-degree options at regional centers around the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as online.

“Dollar for dollar, nothing beats the University of Virginia!”

– The Atlantic

There are four types of prospective students who apply to the School of Education and Human Development, and the admission requirements and deadlines for each is unique. Find the applicant type below that’s pertinent to you.

Undergraduate Admissions

For high school students applying to the Kinesiology major:

Early Action Submission Deadline - November 1
Regular Submission Deadline - January 1

For students transferring from another college or university:

Deadline - March 1

For students transferring from another school at the University of Virginia:

Deadline - February 1

Whether you’re in high school or wish to transfer from another school (within or outside U.Va.), you’ll first need to determine which undergraduate program best supports your career path:

All of our undergraduate programs combine classroom study with field experiences and an evidence-based approach to education and research.

Take the guesswork out of the undergraduate admissions process with our informative application guide.


If you would like to learn more about our undergraduate programs, please visit us at one of our many in-person information sessions.

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Master's/Ed.S. Admissions

The GRE is not required for applicants applying to begin in 2022 for most programs.   Applicants should consult the webpage of the program to which they are applying to see what other materials are required when applying.

ONLINE ADMISSIONS - For admissions to an online degree program, please use the Online Admissions process listed below.

Submission Deadline - Application deadlines vary. Check the deadline posted on the webpage for the program to which you are applying.
Some programs have additional start date options of spring or summer. Check your program of choice.

Congratulations on your decision to further your education! With high national rankings from U.S. News & World Report, it’s no wonder that our Master's and Education Specialist programs attract some of the brightest faculty and student minds from across the country.

Sometimes, a unique perspective can reveal a “hidden” solution to make a positive impact in education. As a graduate student at the UVA School of Education and Human Development, you have access to fellow scholars in our school, across the University, and around the globe. As a member of Universitas 21, the University of Virginia partners with 20 other highly regarded universities around the world to promote collaboration and comprehensive analysis.

To navigate the graduate admissions process, please refer to its Step-by-Step Guide.

Doctoral Admissions

The GRE is required for all applicants applying to begin a doctoral (Ph.D. and Ed.D.) in 2023. Test scores must be less than 5 years old.  

Submission Deadline - December 1 for all Ph.D. programs; check program webpages for Ed.D. application deadlines.

Ready to take the lead in education, policy, and cutting-edge research? As a Ph.D. research scholar, you have access to 4 research centers containing 16 research labs. As an Ed.D. practitioner scholar, you will prepare to become a leader within your chosen profession. Both doctoral student programs require you to complete an internship, and you’ll be challenged to identify and solve difficulties faced by educators on a daily basis.

Simplify the doctoral admissions process with its Step-by-Step Guide.

Professional Learner Admissions

Submission Deadline - admissions deadlines for part-time degrees vary by program. Please see the Admissions Requirements at the bottom of the program page of your choice for details. Registration for open-enrollment courses opens prior to each spring, summer, and fall term.

The UVA School of Education and Human Development is a premier teaching college. You can enroll here as a Professional Learner if you plan to do any of the following:

  • Seek a degree or a Virginia teacher certification or license
  • Add an endorsement to your existing license
  • Register for a course, course series, workshop, institute, or conference

Professional Learner admissions requirements change with each goal.

Mailing Guidelines

Mailing items that could instead be uploaded can cause unnecessary delays in the application process. If you do need to mail documents, please send them to:

Electronic transcripts should be sent to

School of Education and Human Development Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 401104
Charlottesville, VA 22904
(via U.S. Postal Service)

Central Admissions Office
School of Education and Human Development Admissions
1001 North Emmet Street
Room 232, Carruthers Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(via UPS/FedEx)

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