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University of California, Riverside

Graduate School of Education

Riverside, CA


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University of California, Riverside


University of California, Riverside / Graduate School of Education is located in Riverside, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Education, society, and culture
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Special education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) School psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Higher education administration and policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational psychology
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education
Master of Education (M Ed) General education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Education, society, and culture
(Credential) Single subject
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Education policy analysis and leadership
Master of Education (M Ed) TESOL
Master of Education (M Ed) Diversity and equity
Master of Education (M Ed) Higher education administration and policy
Master of Arts (MA) Research, evaluation, measurement and statistics
(Credential) Education specialist
Master of Education (M Ed) Applied behavior analysis
Master of Arts (MA) Special education and autism
Master of Arts (MA) Educational psychology
(Credential) Multiple subject

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 130
Doctoral Degrees 15
Other Advanced Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (for MA); CBEST and CSET (for M Ed in general education only)
Comprehensive exams or thesis (MA), case study or analytical report (M Ed)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Written and oral qualifying exams, college teaching practicum


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline September 1st June 1st No
Winter deadline November 15th September 1st No
Spring deadline March 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (for MA); CBEST and CSET (for M Ed in general education only)
Master's Degree Requirements UCR Extension TESOL certificate (for M Ed with TESOL emphasis only)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Male (21%)
Female (78%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 2
Male (14)
Female (17)


Focus of faculty research: Responsiveness to intervention, faculty core, response to intervention of English language learners, advanced modeling techniques, study on social capital, trust, and motivation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address 1207 Sproul Hall
Riverside, CA  92521
United States
Contact Mr. Thomas Smith
Phone: 951-827-4633