The School of Education accepts applications on a rolling basis, and will release admission decisions periodically throughout the year. Applicants should take care to complete their application by the posted deadlines to ensure that the Admissions Review Committee has ample time to make an admissions decision before the start of the term.
For a complete list of dates, please visit our Application and Enrollment Calendar.
Applications are currently being accepted.
Following application review, personal review and reference checks, outstanding applicants will be invited to join a selective Ed.D. cohort (20 students maximum) each September.
Important Deadline Information: The Ed.D. is a selective program. Applications will be reviewed three times per year - in December, March and in June. Priority will be given to applicants who have a complete application ready by the December and March deadlines. Space may not be available in the program for later applicants.
Completed online application
Resume or curriculum vita
Evidence of a master's degree
Official transcripts from degree-granting institution(s) sent directly from the institution's Registrar to the Office of Graduate and Professional Enrollment.
Essay (see questions below)
Professional writing sample
Two (2) letters of recommendation from professionals who know the applicant's work
Official GRE scores (optional)
The admission writing requirement consists of two parts:
A sample of your professional writing (i.e. masters project or thesis, essay, major course paper, policy analysis, curriculum guide or book). There is no minimum or maximum length.
A single essay (1000-1500 words) addressing the following:
How does your experience and education prepare you for doctoral work in educational justice?
How do you plan to use the knowledge and skills obtained from your doctoral studies to address leadership issues related to educational justice?