Congratulations on your decision to apply to the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development, the #18 school of education in the country! Your enthusiasm and drive to be an agent of change in the classroom and a positive influence on students is matched by an exceptional faculty renowned for developing education leaders.
Many of our programs are ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Even our city earns high rankings. Charlottesville was ranked the #1 happiest city in the country by the Harvard Gazette U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research.
The Curry School offers over 20 areas of study, 4 undergraduate majors, 2 undergraduate minors, 4 research centers, 16 research labs, partnerships with a number of other schools at the University of Virginia, and a host of community programs. We also provide degree and non-degree options at regional centers around the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as online.
“Dollar for dollar, nothing beats the University of Virginia!”– The Atlantic
There are five types of prospective students who apply to the Curry School, and the admission requirements and deadlines for each is unique. Find the applicant type below that’s pertinent to you.
Early Action Submission Deadline - November 1
Regular Submission Deadline - January 1
Whether you’re in high school or wish to transfer from another school (within or outside U.Va.), you’ll first need to determine which undergraduate program best supports your career path:
All of our undergraduate programs combine classroom study with field experiences and an evidence-based approach to education and research.
Take the guesswork out of the undergraduate admissions process with its informative Step-by-Step Guide.
If you would like to learn more about our undergraduate programs, please visit us at one of our many in-person information sessions this fall.
ONLINE ADMISSIONS - For admissions to an online degree program, please use the Online Admissions process listed below.
Submission Deadline - February 1 for fall admission
Some programs have additional start date options of spring or summer. Check your program of choice.
Congratulations on your decision to further your education! With high national rankings from U.S. News & World Report, it’s no wonder that our Master's and Education Specialist programs attract some of the brightest faculty and student minds from across the country.
Sometimes, a unique perspective can reveal a “hidden” solution to make a positive impact in education. As a graduate student at Curry, you have access to fellow scholars in our school, across the University, and around the globe. As a member of Universitas 21, the University of Virginia partners with 20 other highly regarded universities around the world to promote collaboration and comprehensive analysis.
To navigate the graduate admissions process, please refer to its Step-by-Step Guide.
Submission Deadline - December 1 for all programs except the Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology and Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science which is December 15
Ready to take the lead in education, policy, and cutting-edge research? As a Ph.D. research scholar at Curry, you have access to 4 research centers containing 16 research labs. As an Ed.D. practitioner scholar, you will prepare to become a leader within your chosen profession. Both doctoral student programs require you to complete an internship, and you’ll be challenged to identify and solve difficulties faced by educators on a daily basis.
Simplify the doctoral admissions process with its Step-by-Step Guide.
Professional Learner Admissions
Submission Deadline - admissions deadlines for part-time degrees vary by program. Please see the Admissions Requirements at the bottom of the program page of your choice for details. Registration for open-enrollment courses opens prior to each spring, summer, and fall term.
The Curry School of Education and Human Development is a premier teaching college. You can enroll here as a Professional Learner if you plan to do any of the following:
- Seek a degree or a Virginia teacher certification or license
- Add an endorsement to your existing license
- Register for a course, course series, workshop, institute, or conference
Professional Learner admissions requirements change with each goal. Consult its Step-by-Step Guide to apply for our expanding portfolio of offerings for professional students.
Submission Deadline - admissions deadlines for part-time online degrees vary by program. Please see the Admissions Requirements at the bottom of the program page of your choice for details. Registration for open-enrollment courses opens prior to each spring, summer, and fall term.
Bring the U.Va. community to your community! Curry School’s online students receive the same top-ranked and robust curriculum, the same outstanding faculty, and the same University of Virginia degree as on-Ground students. In addition, you can attend any of our online courses as either full- or part-time student.
While most schools offer online courses, they don’t hold the high rankings held by the University of Virginia. Curry School offers a superior online education at a below-average tuition rate, plus Virginia preK-12 educators receive a discounted tuition rate.
To understand the online admissions process and its four learning options, check out its Step-by-Step Guide.
Mailing items that could instead be uploaded can cause unnecessary delays in the application process. If you do need to mail documents, please send them to:
Curry School of Education and Human Development Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 401104
Charlottesville, VA 22904
(via U.S. Postal Service)
Curry School of Education and Human Development Graduate Admissions
1001 North Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Curry's Response to the Events of August 11, 12
Op-Ed: Charting a Path Forward
In the aftermath of the violence, hatred and bigotry that took place at the University of Virginia and in the City of Charlottesville, Curry School Dean Bob Pianta has offered thoughts on the way the Curry School community aims to move forward.
Pianta's Email to the Curry Community
By the Numbers
BEST SCHOOL FOR EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES, U.S. News & World Report
OTHER INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW
The University of Virginia provides outstanding support for future and current professional educators.
At Curry, we offer six state-approved licensure programs plus a series of coursework that can be used to pursue alternative licenses.
Your safety and well-being are among our highest priorities! That’s why we’ve instituted over a dozen security measures.
The University of Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.