program requirements

Admission to the Ed.D. Program is handled through the Office of Admissions, the office that handles all graduate and undergraduate admissions to The University of Findlay. 


To be considered for initial acceptance, 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.

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

  • Submit official transcripts of all graduate-level work.

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


To obtain full candidate doctoral status, candidates must complete EDUC 700: Writing as a Doctoral Scholar with a "B" or better.


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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (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 candidates can take the program online and enter the U.S. for one-week live institutes.  To facilitate this, the Office of International Admissions would create a new SEVIS record with a new initial 1-20 each time and the candidate would need to pay the SEVIS fee each time.

  • Provide an affidavit of financial support (original) if not an American citizen.


Contact Michael Scoles, Ed.D., Chair, Ed.D. Program, Professor, College of Education, at