Ed.D.: Doctor of Education in Leadership
Doctoral Admission Process
All courses in the Doctor of Education Leadership program are taken as a cohort, with coursework starting during the fall semester. The next cohort will begin in the fall of 2013. Reveiw of applications will begin January 15th of each year. Applications will be reviewed until the cohort has been filled. New admission decisions will be announced by March 15, 2013. After the January 15 preferred deadline, please contact Jared McCarty, coordinator of graduate admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine availability.
Materials should be obtained from and submitted to:
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
Drake University School of Education
3206 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505
The formal application requires the following information and documents:
- Completion of the Drake University Application for Graduate Admission form.
- Evidence of 36-graduate credits to include a completed master's degree from an accredited institution and official transcripts for all post-secondary education. It is recommended that applicants have a graduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Transcripts and other supporting materials are not returned to the applicant and become the property of Drake University.
- Official report of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores. The Drake Writing Competency Exam and the Miller's Analogies Test (MAT) are not acceptable testing options for this program.
- Evidence of significant scholarly accomplishment, either a completed master’s thesis or other written product that demonstrates ability to write clearly and coherently and to develop a thesis or idea with supporting literature citations.
- A personal statement requesting admission, including reasons for pursuing the doctoral degree, an overview of professional background and goals and a discussion of professional philosophy. Suggested word limit is approximately 500 words.
- Three recommendations using the doctoral program letter of recommendation form: one from a current or recent employer and two from other qualified individuals who have first-hand knowledge of the applicant's professional and scholarship abilities.