The Doctoral Admission and Retention Committee will review the credentials of each candidate, focusing on the following requirements:
Applicants for the Doctor of Education degree must:
A. Possess a master's degree from an accredited institution;
B. Have a cumulative post-baccalaureate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
C. Must possess the ability to identify a longitudinal action research project within a business, community or service organization that will serve toward the student's mentorship & segue into the dissertation.
D. International students must possess a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, TOEFL iBT score of 84, TOEFL PBT score of 563 or PTEA score of 59.
The admissions portfolio for each candidate consists of five items:
- Two letters of reference (1 academic and 1 professional with examples of leadership competencies);
An approximately two-to-three page personal statement describing your past successful administrative experience and/or documented evidence of leadership activities, your career goals and reasons for wishing to undertake a doctoral program of study. Some examples of leadership competencies include:
- peer leadership roles/positions
- leadership in writing curriculum
- leadership - supervising instruction
- specific administrative assignments/positions/committees/chair role
- leadership in professional organizations
- grant writing
- program administration and/or administration of extracurricular programs
- A complete resume/CV which includes work experience, educational background, professional experience, professional activities, honors, professional publications or presentations, and other relevant information relating to the applicant's leadership background;
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate study.
- A sample of writing ability approximately five pages in length.
The admissions interview for each chosen candidate consists of two items:
- A 30-minute, online interview with the Leadership Studies doctoral program faculty.
- A timed writing sample wherein applicants are given one hour to compose a response, in writing, to a brief, general prompt related to leadership.
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