Graduate Admissions

All requirements for formal admission to a Graduate Degree or Licensure program must be met prior to the completion of the first nine (9) semester hours of course work applicable to the degree/license. Courses taken as an "Unclassified" graduate student may not necessarily be applied to graduate degree requirements.  

Admission dates are February 1st, June 1st, and October 1st.


In order to be formally admitted to a graduate program, students must:   

1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. 

2. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work to the Washburn University Department of Education Office, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS  66621. 

3. Fill out a Declaration of Graduate Program Form 

4. Submit a completed Application for Formal Admission to Graduate Programs in Professional Education to the Department of Education Office.  Requirements for admission checklist  (Arabic application translation)

5. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last (60 hours) of college course work from accredited institutions. 

6. Take and achieve the required passing score on the Graduate Admissions Test administered by the Department of Education. 

The Graduate Admission Test will be given three times this school year on the dates below. Please fill out the form below if you are planning on taking this test. 

  • January 12, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 in Carnegie 108
  • May 18, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 in Carnegie 108  
  • September 14, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 in Carnegie 108  
Fill out my online form.

Rubric for Graduate Admission Test 

* Alternately, a passing score on the GRE or MAT may be accepted. Note: Students who currently hold a Master's degree or higher and are pursuing an additional graduate program do not have to take/pass a Graduate Admissions Test.    

• Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Required Scores - Verbal Reasoning - 150 or above, Quantitative Reasoning - 150 or above , Analytical Writing - 4.5 or above   
• Miller Analogies Test (MAT) Required Score - 394 or above  

7. Submit two letters of recommendation from supervisors and/or professional peers. One must be from a supervisor.  (These letters must be from someone other than the candidate’s Graduate Program Advisor). 

8. Sign and Submit the Professional Conduct Disposition Form.

9. Provide a copy of current teaching license if applicable.  

10. Meet with your program advisor to submit a completed Program of Study form. 

Building Leadership P-12  (M Ed and Licensure only)

District Leadership P-12  (Licensure only)

Adaptive Special Education K-6, 6-12 (M Ed and Licensure only)

Reading Specialist (M Ed and Licensure only)

Curriculum & Instruction with emphasis in Literacy (M Ed)

Curriculum & Instruction with emphasis in Educational Technology (M Ed)  

Curriculum & Instruction in Content Areas - Art, Educational Foundations, Mathematics, Social Science

It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure all application materials are submitted by the admission review date.   

NOTE: All admission requirements must be satisfied prior to a recommendation for provisional or regular teaching license. Students not meeting one of the above requirements should contact an advisor to discuss an alternate route to admissions.  

Assistance: If you have any questions regarding Admission Requirements to Graduate Professional Education, please contact the Department of Education Department, Carnegie Hall Room 202, 785-670-1427.