Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Admissions Criteria
The Doctoral Program Council makes admission decisions using the following criteria to gain a holistic picture of the applicant.
- A level of academic ability that indicates a high probability of successful completion of the Educational Leadership doctorate.
- Work, other professional experiences, and/or leadership potential which: (a) relate to the doctoral program; (b) are likely to contribute to an enrichment not only of the student's activities and studies within the program, but also enrichment of the program and its students; (c) demonstrates the ability to work and learn in a collaborative environment.
- Academic experiences appropriate to the intended specialization, which support a prognosis of satisfactory completion of the doctoral program. This includes possession of a Master's degree from an accredited institution and an earned graduate GPA equivalent to at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English. (A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper version is required of international students whose native language is not English. A score of 213 for computer based test.)
- Submission of completed application materials, forms, fees and transcripts (see admission details).