• The ELP-Ed.D. Bridge Program application deadline is March 1, 2022.
  • The next matriculation year for the Ed.D. will be Fall 2023. Admissions will occur in Spring 2023.
  • Interested candidates should use the UConn online application process through the Graduate School. The deadline for completed applications is February 1, 2023. Cohorts begin every other year on the odd year (e.g. 2021, 2023, 2025).  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 online application from the Graduate School website
  2. Assemble your application materials for the Graduate School:
    • Official transcripts of all collegiate work (including UConn)
    • Residence Affidavit
    • (3) Letters of Recommendation
    • TOEFL Scores (if an international student)
  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).
    • Writing Prompt. Writing prompts will be provided at a later date for Ed.D. 2023 applicants. For ELP-EdD Bridge applicants, read the article listed below and respond to the following questions. Please do not exceed a single-spaced page for each question.DeMatthews, D., Izquierdo, E., & Knight, D. S. (2017). Righting past wrongs: A superintendent’s social justice leadership for dual language education along the U.S.-Mexico border. Education Policy Analysis Archives25, 1.
      1. What is your main takeaway from this article?
      2. Describe how the study findings either apply or don’t apply to your professional context?
      3. What questions would you ask the authors if you were critiquing their study (and why)?
      • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae

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

    •  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.


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


    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, 2023
    • Review of applications: February – March
    • Interviews with finalists: March-April
    • Acceptance letters sent: May
    • Classes begin: August 2023
    Days Until Next Application Deadline
    February 1, 2023