Apply to the Educational Leadership Program

 Graduate Degree Programs


Acceptance Rates

Each year, our cohort size is typically 8–12 students. 

Application Requirements

Our application process requires students to submit:   

Four letters of reference

Personal goal statement in which students address: 

  • Why they are seeking an EMPL D.Ed. and their goals for the future related to educational leadership
  • How their interests align with faculty and/or research centers associated with EMPL
  • The link between their personal skills and experiences and their aspirations for graduate study
  • Their interest in learning more about one or more of the following educational emphases:
    • Creating physically and psychologically safe environments
    • Empowering teachers as leaders
    • Evaluating quantitative and qualitative data to drive improvement
    • Investing in relationships with parents and guardians

Résumé or curriculum vitae

Analytical writing sample(s) focused on a problem of practice

Official transcripts

You do not need to complete the online application in one sitting. You will be able to log in and view/updated each section of your application until your payment is made.