Admission to Doctoral and Specialist programs
Applicants to the Ed.D. and Ed.S. programs in leadership must:
- Have completed a master’s or doctoral-level degree with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from a regionally accredited institution
- Submit a current curriculum vitae (preferred) or resume
- Submit a goal statement demonstrating a clear expression of purpose and anticipated personal and professional goals. The statement needs to be two pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages.
- Complete an interview with the department chair, an admissions committee, or a designee.
Additional evidence may be required to fulfill program or state authorization agency requirements. Additional evidence may include, but may not be limited to: verification of professional experience, test scores, and an interview as required by the program or state authorization agency.
International Transcript Requirements
- Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through AACRAO (www.aacrao.org) or any evaluation agency credentialed through NACES (www.naces.org).
- International applicants must request the course- by-course evaluation. To be considered for admission the evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree or a U.S. master’s degree.
English as Second Language Applicants
All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language in one of three ways:
- Submission of an official transcript showing a degree from a United States secondary school or regionally accredited college/university.
- Submission of a transcript from a secondary school or college/university whose country uses English as a primary means of instruction, including, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand
- Submission of an official minimum score on the written or computer-based TOEFL.
- The minimum TOEFL score required for the Paper-Based Test (PBT) is 550, for the computer-based version is 213, and for the Internet-based Test is 80.
- The testing agency must send test scores directly to American College of Education.
Applicants have the right to appeal admissions decisions. Final decisions will made by the dean or a designee.