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Educational Administration Curriculum, and Supervision Admissions

Doctoral Program Admission Requirements

Applicants must be accepted by both the program for which they are applying and the Graduate College.  Beginning with Summer semester 2014, the University has moved to a unified online application to fulfill both the program and Graduate College application requirements simultaneously.

Doctoral admissions for the Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs occur simultaneously, allowing applicants to apply for EITHER program.  Any applicant who is unsure about the most appropriate program given his or her needs is allowed flexibility in reaching a decision, in consultation with the EACS doctoral admission committee. 

Specific application materials are required for the Ed.D. and Ph.D. applicants. Refer to the doctoral application information below. The selection of students into either the Ph.D. or Executive Ed.D. program consists of two parts. In the initial phase the EACS faculty reviews the application materials. The most promising candidates are invited to an interview with program area faculty, the second phase of the process. 

The Ed.D. cohort begins in the Fall semester and review of applications occurs in late spring semester. Applications for the Ph.D. program are reviewed twice per year, with students admitted during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Ph.D. Admissions Requirements

A complete Ph.D. application consists of the following materials.  You will be asked to provide official transcripts and remit an application fee in addition to providing the following required documents during the application process. All application materials are submitted electronically at www.ou.edu/content/admissions/graduate.html  

  1. Undergraduate transcripts
  2. Graduate transcripts
  3. Evidence of (or potential for) state/regional influence.  This can be demonstrated by presentations at state/regional conferences; committee member involvement (professional service) for a state/regional association; state/regional association membership, etc.
  4. Evidence of (or potential for) national influence.  This may be demonstrated by presentations at national conferences; committee member involvement (professional service) for a national association; national professional association membership, etc.
  5. Three Recommendation letters - provided by people who are familiar with your academic and/or professional qualifications.
  6. EACS Ph.D. and Ed.D. Writing Prompt: Please identify and discuss a problem or issue in education, connected to your scholarly interests, that requires additional scholarly exploration and attention. Clearly articulate why the problem or issue is important, and focus on particular elements of the problem or issue that necessitate further exploration. Please develop an argument, or logical progression of ideas and tensions, using an academic writing style with citations to justify statements. This prompt should be answered in 3-4 single spaced pages which does not include additional page(s) for an APA formatted reference list. Faculty will rate your response based on the substance of your ideas as well as the organization and flow of writing. The use of APA style is preferred for consistency of in-text citations and references. Please refer to the APA manual and online resources for guidance if necessary. APA 7th ed. info at: https://apastyle.apa.org

Executive Ed.D. Admissions Requirements

A complete Ed.D. application consists of the following materials.  You will be asked to provide official transcripts and remit an application fee in addition to providing the following required documents during the application process. All application materials are submitted electronically at www.ou.edu/content/admissions/graduate.html  

  1. Graduate transcripts
  2. Evidence of teacher effectiveness.  This may be demonstrated by copies of yearly evaluation forms, awards and/or recognition for administration/leadership or comparable information.
  3. Evidence of administrator/leader effectiveness.  This may be demonstrated by copies of yearly evaluation forms, awards and/or recognition for administration/leadership or comparable information.
  4. Evidence of (or potential for) state/regional influence.  This may be demonstrated by presentations at state/regional conferences; committee member involvement (professional service) for a state/regional; state/regional professional association membership, etc.
  5. Evidence of (or potential for) national influence.  This may be demonstrated by presentations at national conferences; committee member involvement (professional service) for a national association; national professional association membership, etc.
  6. Evidence of effective written communication skills in administrative writing sample.  One (1) administrative writing sample authored by the applicant - i.e., school improvement plan, collection of official correspondence to parents/community related to school matters, policy implementation documents, professional development plan, funding proposal/grant application narrative, etc.
  7. Three Recommendation letters - provided by people who are familiar with your academic and/or professional qualifications.
  8. EACS Ph.D. and Ed.D. Writing Prompt: Please identify and discuss a problem or issue in education, connected to your scholarly interests, that requires additional scholarly exploration and attention. Clearly articulate why the problem or issue is important, and focus on particular elements of the problem or issue that necessitate further exploration. Please develop an argument, or logical progression of ideas and tensions, using an academic writing style with citations to justify statements. This prompt should be answered in 3-4 single spaced pages which does not include additional page(s) for an APA formatted reference list. Faculty will rate your response based on the substance of your ideas as well as the organization and flow of writing. The use of APA style is preferred for consistency of in-text citations and references. Please refer to the APA manual and online resources for guidance if necessary. APA 7th ed. info at: https://apastyle.apa.org