Doctoral Application Process


Step 1

Sign Up for an Account on CollegeNet

Sign up for a CollegeNet account online at the CollegeNet website. Please note: Your application is not complete and we cannot begin your application review until we receive all required forms. Your $85 non-refundable application fee can be paid when you submit the CollegeNet online.


Step 2

Send Official Transcripts

A Master’s degree in an appropriate field may be required. Please refer to each program for specific requirements.


Step 3

Letters of Recommendation

In your CollegeNet application on (page 5) is a space for you to add your recommender’s names and email addresses. When you submit your application they will receive by email a recommendation form to respond and will be able to add a letter on their letterhead. They will then click to send which will come to me electronically.


Step 4

Send Official GRE Scores

Students should send their official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to the following address:

Graduate Studies Office, University of Miami, School of Education and Human Development
Attention: Lois Heffernan
1507 Levante Avenue, Suite 311
Coral Gables, FL 33146


Step 5

Complete the Essay

Students should attach to the application a statement of academic and professional goals. The statement has a maximum length of 2 pages single spaced.


Step 6

Send CV or Resume

Students should attach to the application a current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.


Step 7

For International Students Only

International students are required to submit the following items:

  1. TOEFL (if applicable) scores from ETS (University of Miami Institution Code # 5815). Transcripts and test scores are NOT considered as official if provided by, or received via the applicant.
  2. A copy of passport.
  3. Copy of diploma with English translation for degrees earned outside of the United States.
  4. Official / original transcripts with English translation.

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