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Department of Educational Leadership

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership Department Admission


Admission Requirements EdD

Following admission to the Graduate School, the individual must submit to the Department of Educational Leadership an application for admission to the Ed.D. program. Applicants must have three recommendations sent by appropriate individuals to the department. GRE scores must be less than 5 years old.

When an individual’s application materials are complete, they are evaluated by the department’s graduate admissions committee, and the student is notified of the committee’s decision regarding admission to the Ed.D. program.

The Department admits students twice a year during the fall and spring semesters. To be considered for admission for the fall semester, the Department must receive the student’s complete application package by April 1. To be considered for admission for the spring semester, the Department must receive the student’s complete application package by October 1.

Requirements for regular admission to the program include the following criteria:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least a 3.25 grade point average on the last degree earned
  • At least a score of 290 (verbal and quantitative) and 3.0 analytical on the new GRE.
  • Writing sample on the application form – 500 words minimum
  • Interview with Admissions Committee

Requirements for conditional admission to the program include the following criteria:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least a 3.0 grade point average on the last degree earned
  • At least a score of 280 (verbal and quantitative) and 2.5 analytical on the new GRE
  • Writing sample on the application form – 500 words minimum
  • Interview with Admissions Committee
  • Evidence of compensating strengths as defined by the department and evaluated by the admissions committee

The status of a student admitted conditionally is reevaluated after 12 hours of work has been completed. If the GPA is 3.0 or higher, without the grade of C or lower, in any of the four courses, the conditional status is removed and the student is granted regular status. If the GPA is less than 3.0, the student is dismissed from the program.

Admission Requirements MED

Following admission to the Graduate School, the individual must submit to the Department of Educational Leadership an application for admission to the M.Ed. program. Applicants should secure three letters (see below for specific directions) of recommendation that must be submitted to the department. When an individual’s application materials are complete, they are evaluated by the department’s graduate admissions committee, and the student is notified of the committee’s decision regarding admission to the M.Ed. program.

The Department admits students to this program once a year during the fall semester. To be considered for admission, the Department must receive the student’s complete application package by April 1. 

Requirements for admission to the master’s program in Educational Leadership include the following criteria:

  • Complete application packet, writing sample and interview
  • Possess a Baccalaureate from an accredited university
  • Have 3 years of K-12 teaching experience and demonstrate strong knowledge of instruction through a rigorous screening process
  • Hold or be eligible to hold a valid Louisiana Type B or Level 2 Teaching Certificate or have a comparable level out-of-state Teaching Certificate
  • Regular Admission to the Graduate School
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Principal, Superintendent, and University Professor)
  • The GRE – as accepted by the Department of Educational Leadership
  • Official Transcripts
  • At least a 2.5 grade point average on the Baccalaureate or 3.0 on latest Master’s Degree

Admission Requirements MS

Following admission to the Graduate School, the individual must submit to the Department of Educational Leadership an application for admission to the M.S. program. Applicants should secure three letters of recommendation that must be submitted to the department. When an individual’s application materials are complete, they are evaluated by the department’s graduate admissions committee, and the student is notified of the committee’s decision regarding admission to the M.S. program.

The Department admits students twice a year during the fall and spring semesters. To be considered for admission for the fall semester, the Department must receive the student’s complete application package by April 1. To be considered for admission for the spring semester, the Department must receive the student’s complete application package by October 1.

Requirements for regular admission to the master’s program in Developmental Education include the following criteria:

  • A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university
  • At least a 2.5 grade point average on the Baccalaureate Degree or 3.0 on the last Master’s Degree earned
  • A writing sample on the application form – 500 words minimum
  • Admissions Committee may interview the applicant
  • The GRE score – as accepted by the Department of Educational Leadership

Requirements for Conditional Admission to the program include the following criteria:

  • At least a 2.3 grade point average on the Baccalaureate Degree
  • All other requirements as specified for regular admission

Admission Requirements PMC

Following admission to the Graduate School, the individual must submit to the Department of Educational Leadership an application for admission to the PMC program. Applicants must have three recommendations sent by appropriate individuals to the department. When an individual’s application materials are complete, they are evaluated by the department’s graduate admissions committee, and the student is notified of the committee’s decision regarding admission to the program.

The Department admits students twice a year during the fall and spring semesters. To be considered for admission for the fall semester, the Department must receive the student’s complete application package by April 1. To be considered for admission for the spring semester, the Department must receive the student’s complete application package by October 1.

Students entering the PMC program must have at least a master’s degree from an accredited institution, and must meet the same criteria required by the Department of Educational Leadership for admission to the master’s degree program in developmental education.

Requirements for admission to the Post Master’s Certificate program in Developmental Education include the following criteria:

  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university
  • At least a 3.0 grade point average on the last Master’s Degree earned
  • A writing sample on the application form – 500 words minimum
  • The GRE score as accepted by the Department of Educational Leadership
  • The Admissions Committee may interview the applicant

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