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Admissions

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management

Our goal is to provide an exceptional educational experience for our doctoral students.

The application response to our EdD program has been significant. Consequently, we build cohorts by hand-selecting students with the greatest potential to optimize his/her experience in the program and in preparation for their future careers. Because our applicants have diverse academic and life experiences, we provide an opportunity for each candidate to submit additional materials that specifically support their candidacy.

Once we receive your completed application, we may arrange for an interview with our program director.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW APPLICANTS

For details regarding the items below, please review the Admission Application Checklist. (Please note that international students may not apply to this program.)

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended verifying completion of a master's degree in education or an appropriate field and undergraduate degree in an appropriate major.
  • Résumé indicating at least 3 years of work experience relevant to applicant's professional goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation – Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters.
  • Essay – Discuss your professional goals and aspirations, including how your current skills, along with advanced study of educational leadership, will be of support in the attainment of those goals.
  • Writing sample – Submit a 5- to 30-page writing sample that demonstrates your writing abilities and potential success in the program. Examples include, but are not limited to, a journal article, a paper written for a class, or a manual or technical report.

Supplemental Application Materials for New Applicants

To make your application more competitive, applicants are encouraged to submit TWO or more of the following items:

  • Detailed statement describing sustained Leadership Activities.
  • Detailed statement describing significant Creative Activities / Products.
  • Detailed statement describing significant Research Activities / Publications.
  • GRE or MAT scores.

DEADLINES

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Location Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term
Online August 15 N/A March 3
Blue Bell, PA N/A December 1 N/A
Harrisburg, PA
August 15 N/A N/A
Philadelphia, PA August 15 N/A N/A
Pottstown, PA August 15 N/A N/A
Sacramento, CA August 15 N/A March 3

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Program acceptance for fall term will begin on May 30, 2014 to highly qualified applicants. All other completed applications will be reviewed and offered admission if the candidates are qualified as slots remain available in the cohort.

Please note that completed applications received after July 21, 2014 are at a higher risk of not having their financial aid fully processed by the start of the Fall Term, (September 22, 2014), although the University will make every effort to do so.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR READMISSION APPLICANTS

Students who have already taken graduate level coursework at Drexel University do not apply to the EdD through Enrollment Management but rather through the School of Education directly.

  • School of Education Drexel Student/Alumni Application to the Ed.D. (PDF)
  • Office of Graduate Studies Application for Readmission to a Graduate Program.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended other than Drexel verifying completion of a master's degree in education or an appropriate field (with a 3.5 GPA or better) and undergraduate degree in an appropriate major (in sealed envelopes).
  • Professional Résumé indicating at least 3 years of work experience relevant to applicant's professional goals.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (in sealed envelopes).
  • Essay: A typed statement of professional goals discussing the student's professional goals and aspirations, including how his/her current skills along with advanced study of educational leadership will be of support in the attainment of those goals.
  • Writing Sample: A sample of the student's writing that the admission committee can use to evaluate the student's ability as a writer and potential success in the doctoral program. The minimum length of the sample is five pages and should not exceed 30 pages. Examples of possible writing samples include, but are not limited to, journal articles, paper from a course, or some written work product such as a manual or technical report.

Supplemental Application Materials for Readmission Applicants

Students are encouraged to submit TWO or more of the following items:

  • Detailed statement describing sustained Leadership Activities.
  • Detailed statement describing significant Creative Activities / Products.
  • Detailed statement describing significant Research Activities / Publications.
  • GRE or MAT scores.

In order to submit an application for consideration, applicants must assemble all materials (in one complete package, if possible) and send them to:

School of Education
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Once we receive your completed application, we may arrange for an interview with the appropriate program director.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Amber Turner
Program Manager
215-895-1034
ant36@drexel.edu

Larry Keiser
Director of Special Projects and Certification Officer
215-895-1276
keiser@drexel.edu

Financial Aid

Drexel Central assists and counsels students and families in identifying and procuring financial resources required for study at Drexel.

Students are provided with a DrexelOne account, which allows them to check the status of their financial aid awards online 24-hours a day. Drexel Central has professional staff available on all three Drexel campuses who can help students address questions or concerns about financial aid applications, awards, and other financing options.

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