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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.  Please check back for updates to when the concentrations will begin admissions.

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

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

Completed applications (including all transcripts, recommendations, and test scores) submitted by the priority deadline receive highest departmental consideration for available funding such as assistantships and fellowships.  It is recommended that all applicants complete the GRE or Miller Analogies Test at least one prior to the application deadline. Completed applications will be reviewed beyond these dates on a space available basis.

Admission Requirements

The online application is completed through the Graduate School

1.   Applicants are required to have a minimum of a master’s 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. Unofficial transcripts are accepted to process the application; however, if admitted the official transcript with degree conferral is required.

3.   Official report of score on the GRE or MAT that is no more than 5 years old.  Our school code is 5105. The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership does not waive the standardized test score requirement.  See exceptions to testing on the Graduate School Admissions website.

4.   Official TOEFL scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

5.   Three references from individuals who knows the applicant's current work and/or academic achievements in previous degree work. Graduate Admissions has a specific form in the application portal that must be completed.

6.   A two page essay (Statement of Purpose) describing prior educational and research experiences and objectives for pursuing doctoral studies.

7.   A current resume or vita.