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Doctoral Program Application

The application for the Doctor of Education (ED.D.) program in Educational Leadership requires several pieces of information, please see the details below:

If you have any questions regarding the Doctoral Program Application process, please email Dr. Lesley Leach.

Doctoral Application

Early Application deadline - November 1
Application deadline - April 1

Official Transcripts

  • Master's degree from accredited institution
  • Min. of 18 hours coursework in administration, management, or leadership (or equivalent)
  • Must be mailed in (official copies) to the College of Graduate Studies Office

Letters of Reference 

GRE Scores

Scores must be no older than 5 years at the time of application.

Electronic Portfolio

  • Email the following (single .pdf file) to

    • Letter of introduction (1 page max)
    • Detailed resume or curriculum vita
    • Statement of purpose in pursuing this doctoral degree. Describe how your previous experiences and future aspirations factor into your purpose. (600 words or fewer)