We are currently accepting applications for AY 2018-2019. The deadline for completing the online application form is December 31. All supporting documentation must be submitted by close of business on January 15, 2018.
Applicants to the Ed.D. program will need the following:
- Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate program(s).
- A master’s degree consisting of a minimum of 36 credits with a 3.0 GPA minimum from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Students who do not have the required 36 master’s credits may be admitted and must complete the additional graduate-level credits at an accredited college or university either prior to beginning the program or during the program.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. To be deemed official, transcripts must be received by the Office of Admissions in the institution’s sealed envelope. If you earned degrees or credit from educational institutions abroad, your academic records must be evaluated by a credential evaluation agency before you can be considered for admission.
- A completed application form .
- A resume or curriculum vitae, which may be uploaded electronically via SIS Self-Service website after your application has been received.
- Three letters of recommendations signed by the recommender. These letters should include at least the following:
(a) A professor with whom the applicant worked in his/her master’s program who can speak to the applicant’s competency to conduct rigorous scholarly work; and
(b) a school official who can attest to (i) the applicant’s qualifications to pursue a doctorate, (ii) the applicant’s impact on his or her professional practice, and (iii) knowledge of and support for the applicant’s area of research/Problem of Practice. District support for the applicant’s research within his/her context of professional practice is an important component of the admission process.
- A personal statement (not to exceed 750 words) including responses to the following:
- Describe a significant Problem of Practice relevant to your current context of professional practice.
- Indicate the importance of this problem within the educational landscape as well as the applicant’s context of professional practice.
- Discuss the potential underlying causes for or contributing factors related to this problem of practice.
- Discuss the ways in which this problem aligns with your chosen area of specialization.
International students must fulfill all the general requirements for admission and complete additional requirements, which are detailed here . Note: This program is not eligible for student visa sponsorship.
Students are required to complete online orientation modules starting in June prior to beginning the program. Students are also highly encouraged to participate in a face-to-face orientation late July-early August prior to initial matriculation in the program.
Please note: For the Doctor of Education program, an offer of admission is for the specific cohort to which an application is submitted. Students may accept or decline the admission offer. Deferring to the next cohort is not an option.
For more information on the application process, please view the SOE admissions page .