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How Do I Apply?
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How Do I Apply?

The EdD in P-20 and Community Leadership program is designed for candidates who have both the academic requirements and sufficient professional preparation and experiences to suggest success at the doctoral level, as well as success as P-20 leaders. The minimum requirements articulated below qualify applicants for consideration, but do not guarantee admission. Admission is granted on a competitive basis.

  • An earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Note: STEM Specialization requires a Masters degree in a STEM area;
  • a recent (less than five years) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score detailing Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical categories;
  • a professional resume;
  • three confidential professional letters of recommendation as outlined in the program application packet;
  • a minimum of three years of successful formal leadership experience in a pK-12, postsecondary or related community setting;
  • a letter of application that addresses applicant’s qualifications and purpose for pursuing the doctorate;
  • professional essays as outlined in the program application packet;
  • a statement of support from the applicant’s employer or a written plan for how the applicant will meet the demands of the program and maintain professional responsibilities; and
  • a successful interview with the graduate faculty.

Admission is not based on any sole factor but on a combination of the applicant’s academic record and application materials, which describe professional and leadership experiences and academic abilities. Finalists for admission will complete an interview with program faculty to ensure a match between applicant’s abilities and the program’s goals and objectives. Application deadlines will be posted on the Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling for each admission cycle. Applicants should obtain a Program Application by contacting the Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling at www.murraystate.edu/elc or 270.809.2793.

Download the program application - The application can be completed online but must be printed and submitted with required documents.

Download the Recommendation Form

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