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Admissions Information

Admission to the program will be granted to those applicants who provide evidence of prior academic success; successful and appropriate professional experience; effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; and professional and academic goals which may be effectively served by the degree program offered. Additional criteria may be established by an area of intensive study since some previous specialization work is presumed.  The applicant must hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

Each applicant must submit transcripts of all previous academic work. Applicants with a grade point average of less than 3.50 for all prior graduate work will not usually be considered for regular admission.
The applicant must have a minimum of three years of professional educational experience.
Three letters of recommendation must be submitted from individuals familiar with the applicant's potential for advanced professional study, at least one from a professor familiar with the applicant as a student and at least one from an educational employer/supervisor.
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language Examination (TOEFL) and check with their desired intensive study area regarding acceptable scores.

Provisional degree status may be recommended for an applicant who do not meet all of the requirements or for whom it is felt that further graduate course work or professional experience would be useful in making the admission decision. Provisional degree status will not be considered for applicants whose admission files are incomplete. An individual admitted to provisional degree status must be formally reconsidered for regular admission, and course work completed during that time must be subsequently approved by an appropriate faculty committee before it may be applied to a degree.

NOTE: Formal application to doctoral study should be made to the appropriate Intensive Study Area office, where descriptive materials and application packets may be obtained: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services and Special Education.