Yes, all applicants must have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. We do not require that applicants have a master’s degree in a specific field; we review applications for admission by taking a holistic approach.
If you are currently pursuing your master’s degree, you can still apply for the program as long as your degree is posted before the doctoral program begins in the Fall.
We ask that candidates have a 3.0 cumulative GPA from both their master’s and baccalaureate programs; however, we review all applications holistically for individuals who show potential for success in our program. If you are concerned about your GPA you are welcome to include a brief ‘GPA Statement of Explanation’ with you application.
Yes, all applicants must submit scores from the MAT, GRE, or GMAT. We are unable to waive this admission requirement regardless of an applicant’s academic or professional experience. We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications, including standardized test scores. We do not adhere to a strict minimum score for any exam. Admission decisions are based on an applicant’s potential for success in our program.
Our institutional codes for these tests are: 2729 (MAT), 4326 (GRE), and 37B-KT-28 (GMAT).
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We begin reviewing applications at the start of each calendar year. Once an application is complete, it typically takes 4-5 weeks to receive an admissions decision.
We review on a space-available basis. If an application is received after the deadline, it will be reviewed on a space-available basis. If the program is full, the applicant will be considered for the following year.
Tuition rate for 2012-2013 is $1,295 per unit for Education doctoral programs. It is subject to change each academic year. Please visit our Financial Aid page for current information on program costs, financial aid, scholarships, and grants.
Our financial aid award packages can consist of Colleagues grants, federal direct loans, and departmental scholarship. To be eligible for the most amount of aid, we encourage all applicants to submit their FAFSA applications.
Our Traditional Programs are located at our West Los Angeles and Irvine Graduate Campuses. Our Global Access Program is a 60% face-to-face and 40% online blended program with weekend face-to-face sessions two weekends a semester at our West Los Angeles Graduate Campus.
Graduates of this program are prepared to become leaders in their respective field. Opportunities include, but not limited to, senior-level positions in the corporate and civic industries, as well as, president and dean level positions in higher education.
Yes, we offer coursework for this credential with all of our doctorate programs; additional units will be required.
To be considered, your Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and assignment to an administrative position need to be submitted with other application materials. Please visit the requirements page for the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership for more information.
You are welcome to attend one of our formal in-person or online information meetings. To see the upcoming schedule and to RSVP for a meeting, please visit our page on information meetings.
If you are unable to attend an information meeting, you are welcome to connect with the Admissions and Recruitment Team at email@example.com to schedule a personal consultation or have your questions answered.