Admission Writing Requirement

Applicants to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership must meet a Graduate-level entrance writing requirement.

The DPELFS Faculty Graduate Group voted to adopt a recommended score of 4.0 on the Writing portion of the GRE examination. If a student is offered admission and does not meet this criteria, the student will be offered a “conditional admittance” with a requirement that the student must attend at least six 1-hour writing sessions at the Graduate Writing Studio in his or her first year.

The student will also be expected to demonstrate progress in his or her writing as measured by a purposeful writing sample (aligned with a core course writing assignment) evaluated by the Graduate Group committee members. Students must complete this writing requirement before for the Qualifying Examination.