Admissions Requirements


Note: The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership program is currently not admitting new students to the Curriculum and Supervision or Superintendency concentrations. 

Higher Education Concentration Priority Application Submission January 15
  Secondary Application Submission  March 1
  • The Ed.D program admits only for the fall semester. 
  • Applications will be reviewed beyond those dates on a space available basis. 
  • Completed applications submitted by the priority deadline receive highest departmental consideration for available funding such as assistantships and fellowships. 


Admissions Requirements

  1. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a Masters degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Official transcript(s) of all academic work attempted since high school indicating a GPA of 3.5 (on a scale of 4.0) in a graduate degree program.*
  3. Official report of score on the GRE or MAT that is no more than 5 years old.*
  4. At least three references* of someone who knows the applicant's current work and/or academic achievements in previous degree work.
  5. A two page essay (Statement of Purpose) describing prior educational and research experiences and objectives for pursuing doctoral studies.*
  6. A current resume or vita.

*These items are required of applicants to any of UNC Charlotte's doctoral programs.