Educational Administration (Ed.D.) Program Curriculum & Admission Requirements
To meet the continuous study requirement, EdD students must be enrolled in two consecutive semesters following one of the following patterns:
• Spring enrollment of 6 credit hours and fall enrollment of 6 credit hours;
• Spring enrollment of 6 credit hours and summer enrollment of 3 credit hours;
• Summer enrollment of 3 credit hours and fall enrollment of 6 credit hours.
The program’s curriculum reflects the needs and aspirations of each student, and prepares researchers, teachers and educational leaders for a variety of settings. The student will work closely with an advisor to determine a plan of study. The curriculum requirements outlined below are the minimum required for the school district leadership endorsement. Additional courses may be added to complete the building-level endorsement.
Please note, this is a potential plan of study. Please consult with your faculty advisor before enrolling. Individuals who have completed an Educational Specialist degree program and have already earned district level licensure endorsement are not required to complete ELPS 995: District Level Field Experience.
Applicants must have a master’s degree or equivalent with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and hold a full-time position in a college or university or related educational setting. Three years of full-time experience is recommended. Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants are strongly advised to contact one (or more) of the faculty members in the department prior to applying for the doctoral program.
Ed.D. in Educational Administration
Applicants are required to submit the following materials and meet the following requirements before the application deadline:
Complete through the KU Office of Graduate Admissions
One official copy of academic transcripts from each college or university attended
English translation of transcripts
Official transcripts from an international university must include an English translation
GRE exam scores (optional)
Official copy of scores no older than five years
Resume or CV
Please submit a succinct statement of purpose, no more than five pages in length. Click the link above for details.
An article, paper, or other composition
Letters of recommendation
Three names and email addresses of persons to be asked to complete letters of recommendation: one should be from the applicant’s immediate supervisor and at least one of the others should be from a professor
Non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency
$65 for U.S. residents, $85 for international applicants.