Educational Administration and Policy Studies PhD

Degree Level: PhD

Department: Educational Administration & Policy Studies

School or College: School of Education

Track: Higher Education Leadership, School Leadership, Educational Policy

Program Curriculum:

Required Credentials




Supplemental Documents

All Schools Attended

Statement of Goals
Concentration, Educational Leadership Essay (see Special Notes below). The submission of an English-language, scholarly writing sample is recommended.



  Fall Spring Summer
Assistantship Consideration Feb. 15
Oct. 1   Not Available  
No Assistantship Consideration Feb. 15
Oct. 1
Not Available  


Special Notes:

Cannot use letters, statement of goals or resume submitted for a prior application. The letter of recommendation form MUST be submitted. The department recommends submitting an English-language, scholarly writing sample as part of the application.  Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Please type a response to the following essay.  The response should not exceed 800 words. 

Question: Identify a current state, national, or international problem, dilemma, or controversial situation affecting educational leaders in either the k-12 or higher education fields.  Describe the nature of the issue, effective strategies for addressing the issue, and the role of an effective leader in implementing those strategies.    

Apply to a Graduate Degree or Certificate Program

Step-by-Step Application Process

Online Application Form