Now accepting applications for our Spring 2022 cohort!

Deadline: October 15, 2021


Applications can be found at: MSU Texas Graduate School Application

The following are the application criteria and requirements for admission to the Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) doctoral program:

  • Candidates must hold at least a Master's degree in Education Administration/Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, or other related field in education.
  • All candidates are required to complete and submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admissions
    • Graduate application and processing fee
    • Official GRE scores (< 5 years old)
    • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended by the applicant
    • For students pursuing Superintendent Certification:  Complete program application form and a copy of principal certification.
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three reference letters (One letter should be from a college or university professor.)
    • An essay describing candidate's career goals and how obtaining a doctoral degree will impact those goals.
    • A one to two-page case study response
    • Candidates will be required to complete an admissions interview.