Graduate Admission Application for program of interest within the College
of Education and Human Services accompanied by an application fee payable
All college transcripts, graduate and undergraduate.
Miller Analogies Test and/or Graduate Record Examination scores taken within
the four years prior to the date of application. The
TOEFL examination is required of all applicants from countries where
the native language is not English. (Students who have completed a recent
baccalaureate degree in the United States do not need to
submit TOEFL scores.)
Admissions Criteria Considered in the Curriculum and Instruction Selection Process
- Evidence of Academic Potential Evidenced through Test Scores: You need to earn a minimum of 50 on the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) or a minimum Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Score of 300 in the new scoring system or 1000 in the old scoring system. In addition, if you take the GRE, you must score at the 50th percentile on the analytical writing portion of the test. If you are an international student, you also need to score a minimum of 550 on the paper version of the TOEFL, a minimum of 79 on the Internet version of the TOEFL, or a minimum of 213 on the computer version of the TOEFL. Alternatively, you need to score a minimum of 65 on the IELTS. Your scores for any of these tests cannot be more than four years old.
- Personal Vita: You must provide a history of your education and experience outlined chronologically in a vita. The vita should offer evidence that you have the appropriate teaching and/or other professional experience that would support the goals and expectations of the program.
- Goals Statement: You must provide a clear statement of professional goals. This statement should be well written, and it should clearly indicate how your goals fit with our program. Your goal statement should clearly demonstrate that you have researched the program and faculty and know how program offerings and faculty expertise meet your specific interests and needs.
- Writing Sample: You must provide an academic writing sample with your application packet. Your writing sample should provide clear evidence of your writing ability, as well as your ability to engage in research and/or scholarship.
- Three Current Letters of Reference: You must provide three letters of reference that explicitly address your potential as a doctoral student. References should be able to assess your academic performance and potential. The letters should also specifically address C&I’s Ed. D. program.
- Transcripts: You need to submit all transcripts for undergraduate and graduate studies attempted/completed to date.
The C&I Ed. D. Admissions Committee may also request an interview to seek additional
information in order to judge your potential for success in our program.
- The candidate meets and/or exceeds the requirements outlined above.
- The candidate’s research interests fit with the department and the program
- Faculty within the department have the capacity to advise and otherwise support the candidate
Keep in mind that the admissions process is competitive. If the department can only accept a percentage of qualified applicants, the committee will choose applicants based upon those most qualified and those whose research interests fit most closely with the work of the department. Also keep in mind that the committee will only review complete files.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact
Connie Miranov by phone at
(304) 293-3221 or by e-mail at Connie.email@example.com
If you have program questions, you may contact Dr. Sharon Hayes by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org