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Ed.D. Admission Requirements

Application Deadline: March 31

  1. Complete and submit the Ed.D. application (including the $50 fee).
  2. Provide evidence of a master's degree from a United States regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for regular admission status. The cumulative grade point average is computed on the highest degree held at the time of application to the Edgewood College graduate program.
  3. To qualify for the superintendent license, you must supply evidence of eligibility to hold a teacher or pupil services license in Wisconsin and demonstrate appropriate experience.
  4. Request that official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic credits received from any post-secondary institutions be sent directly to Edgewood College Graduate and Professional Studies.
  5. Provide two letters of recommendation. One of the letters must attest to the applicant's ability to be successful as a doctoral student. The second letter should give evidence of the applicant's ability to collaborate with colleagues and demonstrate strength in leadership. Letters should be mailed directly to Edgewood College Graduate and Professional Studies, 1255 Deming Way, Madison, WI 53717.
  6. Submit a letter of intent including a brief statement of the reason for pursuing the doctoral degree in educational leadership, and a brief discussion about how the program can help the applicant reach personal and professional goals.
  7. Provide a resume or curriculum vitae that includes but it not limited to the areas listed below:
    • Education: Major(s), schools attended, degrees obtained and dates of attendance
    • Professional positions held
    • Presentations made to organizations, groups and professional associations
    • Honors/ awards received
    • Memberships in professional and other organizations
    • Community Service: Name(s) of organizations, description of activities and positions held
  8. ‚ÄčInternational Students may have additional admission requirements. Learn more.

Applicants to the PK-12 Concentration must participate in an oral admissions interview, including a structured writing activity conducted at the time of the interview, with a panel of partnership members representing the Doctor of Education program. Interviews will be conducted through April. Applicants are advised of the interview schedule after application for admission to the Doctor of Education program. No interview is required for applicants to the Higher Education Concentration.

Transfer Credits

Upon regular admission, an applicant may submit up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit from other United States regionally accredited (or equivalent) post-secondary institutions for consideration of transfer to Edgewood College for application to a degree program. Approval of the respective department is required. To be considered for application to a degree program, a course must have been taken within the past five years, must have a "B" or better grade for courses receiving a letter grade of "A" through "F" (if the grade is "P" the equivalency is determined by the appropriate school or department), must be relevant to the degree program to which it is being applied, and must not have been applied toward another degree. Grades from transfer courses are not computed in the Edgewood College GPA. The transfer of credits for the Studies in Change or Ethics interdisciplinary components requires approval of the Graduate Council IC Subcommittee.