Dean’s Doctoral Scholars – How to Apply

How to Apply

All Neag School Ph.D. programs are eligible for the Dean’s Doctoral Scholars program. Choose the Ph.D. program of most interest to you, and follow the application guidelines set forth by that program. You must complete your application by Dec. 1, 2015, to qualify for the Dean’s Doctoral Scholar competition.

To be considered as a Dean’s Doctoral Scholar, please do the following within the cover letter of your doctoral application:

  1. Indicate your interest in being eligible for the Dean’s Doctoral Scholar program.
  2. Indicate the focal area of research you are interested in, i.e., equity and social justice; STEM education; creativity and innovation; or educator quality and effectiveness. For more information on these areas or on faculty conducting research within these strands, please contact:

  3. Identify a potential faculty member(s) with whom you would like to work. We encourage you to review faculty profiles on our website, or to contact us at for more information. Although every effort is made to accommodate students’ preferences, final decisions on advisor assignments are made based on a variety of factors.