​​​​​​​Application Process to the Doctor of Education

Acceptance Criteria

To be considered for initial acceptance to the Doctor of Education Program, candidates must:​

  • Possess a master’s degree from an accredited institution, with the possible exception of first-professional doctorate-degree holders, specifically when no master’s degree was offered (e.g., DPT and PharmD).
  • Have a minimum graduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit an online application form.

  • Supply two letters of recommendation, which will include an assessment of the candidate’s ability to perform doctoral-level work.

  • Submit official transcripts, which can be in the form of attested credentials from a University-recognized document verification agency, of all graduate-level work.

  • Supply a Curriculum Vita or Resumé.

  • Supply a Statement of Research Interest.

  • Supply a scholarly writing sample.

  • Interview (face-to-face or online) with College of Education faculty.

Students whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from American universities must meet the previously listed admissions conditions, plus:

  • Score at least 100 on a verified TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) with a minimum of 25 in speaking and 25 in writing or a verified International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic score with a minimum overall band score of 8.0. International students can take the program online and enter the U.S. for the one-week live institutes. To facilitate this, the Office of International Admissions would create a new SEVIS record with a new initial I-20 each time and the student would need to pay the SEVIS fee each time.

  • Provide an affidavit of financial support (original), if not an American citizen or permanent resident.


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