Frequently Asked Questions

 

General Program Questions  

  • What are the admissions requirements? Do you require the GRE for admission?
  • When is the priority deadline to apply? 
  • How many students do you admit to the program? 
  • How long will it take for the admission committee to make their decision?
  • Is an interview part of the admissions process?
  • How many course credits will transfer from another program? 
  • What is the difference between a Ph.D. and an Ed.D. degree? 
  • What is distance education? What is a “hybrid” course?
  • How long does it take to complete the program? 
  • What coursework is required for the program? 
  • How many classes or credits should I or could I take during a semester? 
  • How is this program offered? 
  • How often do distance education students meet on campus in Wilmington, if at all?
  • What is a cohort model? 
  • How do I set up a Directed Independent Study?
  • How does the internship requirement work for full-time professionals?
  • Some doctoral programs will waive students out of courses they completed at the master’s level (e.g. Today’s College Student) and allow them to take an elective/different course in its place. Do you all do this? 
  • Can I simultaneously complete the Community College Leadership certificate?
  • How much does tuition cost? 
  • If I am not a North Carolina resident, how can I establish residency? 
  • Who should I contact for financial aid information? Are there scholarships I can apply for?
  • Are Graduate Assistantships available? 
  • Will I be able to teach in higher education with this degree?
  • Who should I contact for more information about the program?

 

Leadership in Educational Administration Questions

  • What jobs will this degree prepare me to do? 
  • Do I have to want to be a superintendent to be admitted to the program?
  • Is there a superintendent licensure track?
  • Can I be admitted to the program if I do not have a B-12 public school administrative background? 
  • Can I add on an administrative license or a curriculum/instruction and supervision license while completing the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program? 

 

Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction Questions

  • What jobs will this degree prepare me to do?

 

Leadership in Higher Education Questions

  • Who is best suited to this program?
  • What jobs will this degree prepare me to do? 
  • Will I be able to teach in higher education with this degree?