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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership: Admission Requirements


A new student cohort begins annually. Applications and all supporting documentation are accepted within a timeframe established by Neumann University. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 610.558.5613 for the pertinent dates. In conjunction with the general admission requirements of the University, the following are required:


  1. Submission of a completed application form

  2. Submission of official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program the applicant has attended which verify the completion of requisite undergraduate and graduate degrees in education or a related field; the minimum required graduate GPA is 3.0.

    Graduate course work must evidence the successful completion of the following courses:

    • Research Design and Methods
    • Educational Technology
    • School Policy and Law

  3. Official score reports for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be submitted to the University directly from the testing center. (Scores must be from testing that is within five years of the date of application.)

  4. Submission of three official letters of recommendation each accompanied by a completed Reference Form found HERE. To be considered official, all letters must be submitted directly from the recommender him/herself.

  5. Submission of Curriculum Vitae showing work experience in education or a related field and demonstrated leadership

  6. Submission of formal responses to each of these questions: “What is your instructional leadership philosophy?” and “How does an administrator, in an instructional leadership role, foster successful teaching and learning in schools?”

  7. Attendance, if invited, at an interview with the Ed.D. Faculty Admissions Committee

  8. Attendance, if invited, at an applicant Group Interview and the composition of a Writing Sample on a topic offered during the Group Interview.Once all admission materials have been received and processed through the Office of Admissions, the graduate Program Director/Coordinator will arrange for an interview, if appropriate, following a review of all candidate credentials.

For more information, please call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at (610) 361-5208 or (800) 9-NEUMANN, ext. 5208, or feel free to e-mail us at GRADADULTADMISS@neumann.edu



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