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Application Requirements

Master’s in Educational Leadership (P-12 Program)

  • Submit Online Application
  • All college and graduate school official transcripts
  • Personal essay (essay prompt available online through admission application)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Teaching Certificate or Educational Service Certificate (which waives application fee)
  • Resume
  • GRE or MAT test scores (a test waiver may be requested through the Graduate School for those who earned an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher or earned a previous Master’s degree (or higher) from an accredited United States college or university.)
  • At least three years of eligible K-12 teaching or educational services experience is recommended. (Preschool teaching makes one eligible for the program, but may not make on eligible for the certifications.)

Master’s in Educational Leadership (Higher Education Program)

  • Submit Online Application
  • GRE test scores (A waiver is applied if: You’ve earned a previous master’s degree (or higher) from an accredited United States college or university; You’ve earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher; You’ve earned the equivalent of a United States master’s degree from an international institution as evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member.)
  • Official transcripts of previously earned degrees and coursework
  • Personal essay to the prompts that can be found on The Graduate School web site
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume