Interested applicants should submit an application packet.
The application packet should include the following information:
- Current GRE scores (i.e., scores used for application to current graduate program)
- Current CV (to include undergraduate major and GPA and graduate program and GPA)
- Statement of Interest (details below)
The Statement of Interest should:
- Summarize the applicant’s interest in educational research
- Describe the applicant’s prior academic, research, and work experiences that undergird these interests
- Demonstrate a commitment to applied educational research and advanced quantitative methods
- Outline the applicant’s professional goals and anticipated career trajectory following the completion of the Ph.D.
The applicant’s primary mentor should read the applicant’s statement of interest and provide a brief letter of support indicating:
- How well the applicant fits with the TIES program
- The mentor’s appraisal of how likely it is that the applicant will successfully complete the program and pursue a career in applied educational research
- The mentor’s willingness to help direct the applicant’s TIES training activities
Identification of a TIES Faculty Sponsor:
TIES fellows are required to have a TIES faculty member as a primary mentor or co-mentor (see list of TIES faculty on this web-site). If your primary mentor is a TIES faculty, this requirement is met. However, if not, and if you have not yet identified a TIES faculty co-mentor, please contact the TIES Director or Assistant Director (contacts provided below) to discuss the options and facilitate the selection of a sponsor who is the best fit with your research and career interests. We will facilitate the identification of a TIES faculty sponsor as a part of the application process.
Applications for TIES are accepted on a rolling basis between February and May. The applications will be screened by the TIES administrative team for completeness and fit with the program aims. All applications that are deemed complete and appropriate will be reviewed by the TIES executive committee. Admission decisions will be based on the applicant’s goals, qualifications, and fit with the program aims.
|For questions or inquiries please contact: Karen Bierman or Erica Culler|