Doctor of Education (EdD) Admission Requirements

The doctor of education program admits students twice a year. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the completed Education Doctorate application and all required materials by the delineated deadline.

Each applicant to the EdD with an area of emphasis in nursing and health professions education program will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria:

  • Completed Education Doctorate application which includes:
    • Narrative explanation (not to exceed three pages)of applicant’s professional goals, how the degree will help attain the goals, how the applicant’s professional goals are compatible with the program purpose statement and program outcomes, and potential research topics of interest
  • Master’s degree with major in nursing, health professions, or related field from a regionally accredited institution with nursing program accreditation and, if applicable, speciality accreditation
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in master’s program
  • Current, unencumbered license in nursing (RN) or health professions field if required in applicant’s state of residence
  • Official college transcripts from graduating institutions and transfer credits
  • Two professional references; one from applicant’s graduate program faculty and one from applicant’s employer/supervisor. Reference from the applicant’s nursing or health professions employer is strongly recommended. Two employer references may be used by those whose graduation date was more than five years ago.
  • Applicants for whom English is a learned language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) proficiency exam and score of 550 PBT, or 79 iBT or better. Exemptions for the English proficiency requirement are granted for non-native speakers who have received a high school diploma or more advanced degree either from an accredited U.S. institution or from an institution outside the U.S. at which English is the official language of instruction. (School code: 6058)