Admissions | PhDEL

Applications are now being accepted for our Fall 2020 cohort!

Please complete the online application to be considered for the program. If you have any technical difficulties with our application, contact ApplyWeb at

Priority deadline: May 1st
Final deadline: August 1st 


Applicants to the program will be required to have, at a minimum:

  • A Master of Arts or Science or Education degree, or a terminal or doctoral degree in a related professional field (i.e.; EdD, DHEd, PhD, JD, MD, DO, etc.) from a regionally-accredited college or university;
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) with 3.5 preferred at the master’s level or beyond;
  • A minimum of two, high-quality letters of recommendation; and
  • A personal essay – specific questions are provided on the application

All applicants are required to attend a virtual panel interview via web-conferencing.

International students are required to submit scores from a recent TOEFL exam.

The program is competitive and applicants will be reviewed and admitted on a rolling basis. Applications are processed rapidly once they are received by the Faculty Admissions Committee. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that applicants apply early. Once the cohort is full for the year, the application process will close immediately.

Invitations for interviews are extended beginning each January. Classes begin each August.


Contact Us

Emily Josi | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions | 503-352-7219