Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance into the Program

The decision to admit an applicant to doctoral work constitutes a significant commitment from the faculty of the department in the form of advising, teaching, chairing or serving on the student’s committee, preparing and evaluating examinations, and guiding the successful completion of the dissertation. The applicant should note that the decision to admit students to the doctoral program is a collective judgment of the program faculty and represents their determination of the likelihood of the candidate to succeed in all major phases of the degree program. These judgments take into account the applicant’s professional experiences, communication and thinking skills, and other relevant capabilities. Thus, an applicant is not automatically admitted on the basis of meeting only the minimum criteria.

An applicant must have earned at least a master’s degree from an accepted, accredited institution in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, or a related field. Details of all admission requirements and other pertinent information can be found at