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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 four reference forms using either the printable PDF or electronic reference form below. All references must be from individuals outside of the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology. At least two of the letters must be written by individuals who hold doctoral degrees. 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

If you plan to include a CV, here is a guide on Creating and Maintaining Your CV.

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.