Admissions Requirements for the Educational Leadership Ed.D.
Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree.
Most students have a C.A.S. in educational leadership, including certification as a school building or district leader.
Leadership experience in the field of education.
Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study
Professional or academic writing sample
3 letters of recommendation
Personal Statement (500-1000 words) about your interest in this program, including:
A statement of your core beliefs about educational leadership in relation to issues of equity,
Why you are interested in this doctorate,
Possible areas or ideas for your own research. These are not set in stone but emerging ideas, and can include (but are not limited to) areas of your work that keep you up at night, issues that are central to who you are as a leader, tensions you see as pressing in your experience, emerging directions of leadership, etc.
Your future plans after you have earned your doctorate.
How you plan to finance your studies.
GRE (general) scores
Interview (skype, phone, or in-person)
Applicants who are currently working in educational leadership positions can often get district reimbursement for this doctoral program.
The application deadline for the fall semester cohort is May 1 of the same year. Applicants should ensure that all of the required materials are submitted by that date. Admissions deadline are made by June 1.