Admission Requirements

All applications are reviewed by program faculty members, who utilize a holistic review process. This means that we consider all submitted documents when making admissions decisions. If you have supplemental materials that you would like for us to consider, you should upload those documents with your application. Supplemental materials are strongly encouraged when applicants have noted deficiencies (e.g., GPA ). Our program does not require the GRE.

The following materials are required:

  • Official copies of transcripts from each institution you have attended that confirm an undergraduate grade average of “B”(GPA: 3.0) or better. Applications with less than a 3.0 will be considered, but applicants should address any deficiencies in academic coursework in a supplemental letter or essay.
  • Three recommendations from individuals who can attest to the qualifications of the applicant for admission to this program. At least one recommendation must be from a faculty member who can speak on your ability to perform well at the graduate level is strongly encouraged. Other references should be professional if possible.
  • Each application must include an essay that identifies a current issue in higher education and discusses potential ways in which the issue can or should be addressed by leaders in the field. Where possible, candidates should discuss how their career goals align with their interests in addressing this issue.

Additional supplemental materials encouraged:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Letter or essay that explains any notable deficiencies in the application

Application Deadlines

The Higher Education program admits students for both the Fall and Spring semesters. Please visit the Graduate School’s Website for Application Deadlines