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  • The next matriculation year for the EdD will be Fall 2019. Admissions will occur in Spring 2019.
  • Interested candidates should use the UConn online application process through the Graduate School. The deadline for completed applications is February 1, 2019. Cohorts begin every other year on the odd year (e.g. 2017, 2019, 2021).  GRE scores are required by the Graduate School for all doctoral programs; scores submitted cannot be older than five (5) years. The program is based on the Storrs campus and most courses will be held in Storrs.
  • Please note that graduates of the Ed.D. program do not receive a CT-093 endorsement for the Connecticut superintendency. The Executive Leadership Program is a separate program for pursuing the 093 certification.


  1. Complete the Application to the Graduate School (online preferred)
  2. Assemble your application materials for the Graduate School:
    • Official transcripts of all collegiate work (including UConn)
    • Residence Affidavit
    • (3) Letters of Recommendation 
    • GRE Scores1 (not more than 5 years old)
    • TOEFL Scores (if a foreign student)

You may find testing information at The schedule for GRE testing is independent of UConn application deadlines, so please plan accordingly. 

        3. Assemble your application materials for the Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership:

  • The personal statement should:
    • Describe your interest in pursuing an Ed.D.; and
    • Identify a significant problem of practice faced in your work setting, including an analysis of why this is a problem and how it relates to the improvement of student learning and life outcomes (1500 word maximum).
  • Academic Writing Sample (The writing sample is chosen by the applicant as a representation of the applicant’s scholarly writing ability. You may send this to the Department of Educational Leadership with the initial application or at a later date, but the writing sample must be received before the interview.)
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae

The applicant should upload these materials into the online application system.

       4. Interview

  • For Ed.D. applicant finalists. Notification will take place following review of applications in March.



The Admissions Committee will review only completed applications and support materials received by the deadline.


Applicants to the Ed.D. in Education Leadership ordinarily have the following:

  • A depth and breadth of relevant experience in the field of educational leadership
    • However, CT-092 is not a requirement for admission
  • All applicants must meet the Graduate School requirements for admission into a doctoral program of study.


  • Application deadline:  February 1, 2019
  • Review of applications: February – March
  • Interviews with finalists: March-April
  • Acceptance letters sent: May
  • Classes begin: August 2019


  1. Complete the Online Application
  2. Assemble Graduate School Materials
    • Official transcripts of all collegiate work
    • Residence Affidavit
    • (3) Letters of Recommendation 
    • GRE Scores
    • TOEFL Scores
  3. Assemble Ed.D. Program Materials
    • Personal Statement
    • Academic Writing Sample
    • Current resume/vitae
  4. Interview