Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership
Applicants who have submitted completed applications, including all documents listed below, by the application deadline will be given priority for admission consideration. Applications received after the deadline and incomplete applications completed after the deadline will be given consideration on a space available basis. The deadlines are:
Application Submission Deadlines
March 15 Fall Semester
October 15 Spring Semester
In addition to meeting the general requirements of the University for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, applicants for admission to the Doctor of Education Degree Program in Educational Leadership must also provide the following or meet the following criteria:
- Provide official transcripts from all colleges attended.
- Achieve an appropriate score on the Graduate Record Examination (To ensure consideration for admission to the program, the minimum combined score for the verbal and quantitative sections combined must be 900 or higher. Any combined score less than 900 or with less than 400 in either the verbal or quantitative sections will result in the application being considered on a case-by-case basis.).
- Possess a Master’s degree from an accredited university.
- Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on the last 60 undergraduate hours and a GPA of 3.25 on all graduate-level course work.
- Submit a Resume relating professional experiences.
- Submit a formal letter of application that will serve as an indication of writing
ability and must address the following questions:
- What is your purpose for joining the doctoral program?
- What are your career goals both short and long term?
- How do you believe that the doctoral program will help you in the performance of your professional duties and responsibilities?
- What specific qualities and characteristics do you bring to the doctoral program?
- How would your personal and professional environments be supportive in your quest for the doctoral degree?
- Provide names, addresses (office and e-mail) and telephone numbers of three individuals, and one (1) letter of recommendation from a university professor who can attest to the candidate’s ability to successfully complete a doctoral program.
- For applicants whose native language is not English, a score on the English proficiency examination (TOEFL) of at least 24 on each of the components (Writing, Reading, Speaking, and Listening).
- Provide verification of at least three (3) years of appropriate professional experience.
- Have satisfactory standing in the last institution attended.
Tenured Consortium University faculty members above the rank of instructor may not be admitted into the doctoral program.
Students who do not have a master’s degree in school administration or the equivalent may be required to complete three to nine hours of course work in educational administration, either before or during the doctoral program. Students who have not completed courses in graduate statistics and research methods must include these courses in their program of study.
At or near the beginning of the student’s work in the doctoral degree program, the department may conduct a preliminary review to determine the student’s potential for success in a program of study leading to the doctoral degree and to assess the student’s advising needs in planning the student’s program of study.
Upon successful completion of the Preliminary Review, the campus Consortium Coordinator will notify the Southeastern Office of Research and Graduate Studies or the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Graduate School, whichever is appropriate.