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Application and Admissions Process

To apply for the Fall 2024 semester, all application materials, including the application fee, are due by March 15, 2024.

Please review each section of this webpage in its entirety to assist you with your application. Admissions decisions are competitive and made on the basis of program readiness and fit.  Decisions also reflect our goal to enroll a diverse cohort with strong potential for leadership and collaborative dissertation research.

To apply to the Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.D-DEL) in K-12 Educational Administration Program, complete an application through the Office of Admissions Graduate Application portal and submit the application fee. Information about application fee waivers is available on the Graduate School website. A paid application fee or waiver is required for application review. Then, upload the required application materials (listed below) to the Graduate Application portal.

Please note: You will be prompted to supply only part of your required materials during the first portion of the application. Once the application fee is received, you will be prompted to upload your additional materials.

Application Process

The K12 EdD admissions committee considers the following criteria:

The review committee of K-12 Administration faculty members considers the following in assessing Ed.D-DEL program applications:

  • Experience with and potential for educational leadership, outreach, research and scholarship
  • Strength of professional background and academic record
  • Skills in analysis and written expression
  • Alignment of professional goals with the purposes and objectives of the Ed.D-DEL program
  • Consistency with Graduate School and College admission requirements