Doctoral Admissions Requirements (Domestic & International)

Below are the admission requirements for domestic and international students for the doctoral programs.  Each program may have additional requirements as well. You may review the specific program requirements by selecting your program of interest at the bottom of this page.

Admission Requirements for Doctoral Students

  • Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • Official GRE Scores
  • Letters of recommendation (for specific requirements, please see the specific doctoral program list of requirements)
  • Statement of Goals

Additional Admission Requirements for Doctoral International Students Only

  • Application fee, $75.00, US dollars (this may be paid online when you apply)
  • Bank Statement from the sponsor, must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD (must be less than 1 year old)
  • Official sponsor statement
  • English Proficiency:
    • Official TOEFL (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Official IELTS (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Official PTE (at least overall 53 score), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Completed bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university, or
  • Official transcripts (with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma).  For more information on official transcripts, please click here and read FAQ question:  What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

Remember-- a program may have additional admission requirements. Review the specific admission requirements by selecting from the programs listed below.



Educational Psychology

Educational Administration


Higher Education  

Supervision, Curriculum, & Instruction


Doctoral Degree Coordinator

Vicky Turner

Becky Stevens

Dayla Burgin

Dayla Burgin