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Educational Leadership - Ed.D.

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Apply for Admission

The application for the Doctor of Education Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership comprises several items:

Official Transcripts

Applicants must provide official transcripts for all higher education coursework, including the transcript for your Master's Degree from an accredited institution. You must have completed a minimum of 18 hours of coursework in administration, management, or leadership or have equivalent experiences. Official copies of the transcripts can be emailed to grad-docs@tarleton.edu or mailed to:

College of Graduate Studies
Tarleton State University
Attn: Educational Leadership Ed.D. Applications
Box T-0350
Stephenville, Texas 76402

Reference Forms

To apply for admission, you must provide three reference forms using either the printable PDF or electronic reference form below. One reference form should be completed by a current or previous (within the last three years) supervisor, and one reference form should be completed by a current or previous (within the last three years) co-worker, and one should be completed by an additional supervisor, colleague, or former faculty member of your choosing (excluding current Tarleton Educational Leadership & Technology faculty). If your reference chooses to use the printable form, it can be emailed to grad-docs@tarleton.edu or mailed to:

College of Graduate Studies
Tarleton State University
Attn: Educational Leadership Ed.D. Applications
Box T-0350
Stephenville, Texas 76402

Cover Letter and Resume/CV

As a single PDF file, email your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to grad-docs@tarleton.edu. Your cover letter should be no more than 1 page in length and should include information such as:

  • Goals for being in and completing the doctoral program
  • Professional experience, including leadership experience
  • Details of current work position
  • Any personal details you would like to share

Face-to-Face Interview and Graduate Writing Assessment

As part of the admissions process, applicants will complete a half hour face-to-face interview with the admissions committee, contingent on submission of all appropriate application materials. Following the face-to-face interview, applicants will also complete a Graduate Writing Assessment, which is designed to assess graduate level writing ability. Interview and writing assessment dates will occur in November for early admissions, and in April for regular admissions.