Program Admissions | PhD in Education & Leadership

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

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

We are no longer accepting new applications for our Fall 2020 cohort.

 

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.

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.

 

International Admissions

English Proficiency Policy

A satisfactory command of the English language is required for admission to Pacific University. Please note that this requirement applies to all applicants if English is not their native language, including permanent residents and citizens. International students are required to submit scores from a recent TOEFL exam.

Valid Proof of English Language Proficiency

The following criteria represent different ways to prove English proficiency for this program.

  • Achieving the minimum required official score on the International Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Test scores are valid for two years after the test date, but will still be considered valid if the score exceeded the minimum requirement and you have maintained continuous residency in the United States since the exam date.

  • Completion of a bachelor's, master’s, doctorate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university where English is the only language of instruction. Individuals who are in the process of earning a master’s degree from an accredited institution may be admitted.

Minimum Test Score Requirements

TOEFL

IELTS

Paper-based

Computer-based

Internet-based

 

600 overall

Minimum per section:
54-55 reading
55 listening
55 structure/written expression

250 overall

Minimum per section:
21 reading
22 listening
22 structure/writing

100 overall

Minimum per section:
20 reading
21 listening
22 writing
22 speaking

7.0 overall

Minimum subs cores per section:
7.0

Contact Us

Emily Josi | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
emcdaniel@pacificu.edu | 503-352-7219