Admission Requirements

The Ed.D. program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year and allowing individuals to begin their studies in any one of our fall, spring or summer cohort models. Decisions are rendered within 4 to 6 weeks of receipt of the completed admissions materials. The following items are necessary for candidacy to be considered:

1. Completed and signed application

2. Payment of a non-refundable $50 non-refundable application

3. Sealed official transcripts, minimum 3.0 GPA in a masterís program from a regionally accredited institution

4. Three completed recommendation forms

5. Resume

6. In a 6-8 page essay, double-spaced, please answer the following questions, as they relate to your choice of academic concentration (Teaching and Learning, or Educational Leadership and Supervision) and your individualized plan of study in the doctoral program:

  • What educational or professional experiences have prepared you for doctoral study?
  • What motivates you to pursue doctoral study at this stage of your career?
  • What are three or four topics of personal, professional, and scholarly interest that would guide the formulation of your degree plan, and why are these topics of importance to you?
  • What might be a general focus for your dissertation?
  • Why have you chosen to study in a low-residency, mentored model of doctoral education?
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