How to Apply:

Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership


Along with your completed application accompanied by $50 non-refundable application fee, you’ll need to provide a few supporting materials. Because there’s lead time required for some items, here’s a step-by-step process that seems to work best for candidates:


  • While you wait for your transcripts to be processed, you can begin your online application, which lets you build, edit and save sections of your application along the way. 

  • Order your official transcript(s). Official transcript(s) indicating that the applicant has earned a Master's degree from an accredited college or university.


  • Personal Statement. One-page statement that summarizes the value of the program of doctoral study for your personal or professional growth and development.


  • Writing Sample. Upload a copy of your Master's thesis/paper or published work. Alternatively, you may provide a written response to the following question: What do you think is a major or current issue, in your area of expertise, that has a significant impact regarding the community?


  • Professional Resume.


  • Three letters of recommendation. Letters are accepted from professors, employers, or supervisors familiar with the applicant’s professional experiences.   


  • Interview with the Ph.D. Program Director and Faculty member. After all the required application materials have been received, each applicant will be contacted to arrange for a personal interview.


Test scores (GRE, GMAT, or MAT) may be needed in consideration of an applicant with a Master's degree GPA below 3.25.


International applicants may have additional requirements and can review the application process for international students.


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