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The Ed.D. program only admits for the fall semester:

  • January 15 – Priority deadline
  • March 1 – Secondary deadline

New for Fall 2021 admission: Standardized test scores are optional.

Ed.D. Admissions Requirements for Fall 2021 (Effective 09/03/2020)

Completed applications (including all transcripts, recommendations, and [optional] test scores) submitted by the priority deadline receive highest departmental consideration for available funding such as assistantships and fellowships.  Completed applications will be reviewed beyond these dates on a space available basis.

 
Graduate School requirements: (all applicants)
  1. Bachelor’s degree or its U.S. equivalent
  2. GPA 3.0 in the bachelor’s degree program.  3.5 in the master’s degree program.  (Both on a 4.0 scale.)
  3. A Statement of Purpose (essay)
  4. At least three recommendations
  5. Unofficial transcripts of all academic work
  6. TOEFL or IELTS for non-native English language holders

 

Ed.D. requirements: (all applicants)
  1. GRE & MAT test scores are optional
  2. Writing Sample:  inclusion of a writing sample such as thesis, paper, research publication, or other best evidence of academic writing
  3. Requires master’s degree from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body.
  4. All concentrations will require at least three years of relevant work experience.
    • PK12: At least three years of relevant work experience in formal school leadership
    • HE: At least three years of relevant work experience in higher education.
    • LDT: At least three years of relevant work experiences in learning, design and technology
  5. Applicants are required to submit a current CV or resume
  6. Top applicants are invited for an interview with faculty prior to a final decision being made regarding recommendation for admission.
 
P12 (School and District Leadership): (In addition to the above requirements)
  1. Writing Sample:  inclusion of a writing sample such as thesis, paper, research publication, or other best evidence of academic writing.
    OR respond to the following writing prompt: How should a school district leader go about leading change initiatives? Responses limited to 2 pages
  2. Three recommendations: one should be from a current or former supervisor
  3. “M” level licensure is required for admission