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Application Requirements

Requirements for online-only programs

Click the link below for admission info & application requirements for the University of Dayton's online-only Educational Leadership (MSE) program.


Admission & application info

Click the link below for admission info & application requirements for the University of Dayton's online-only Educational Leadership (MSE) & Principal Licensure program.


Admission & application info

Click the link below for admission info & application requirements for the University of Dayton's online-only Doctor of Education in Leadership for Organizations (EdD) program.


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Click the link below for admission info & application requirements for the University of Dayton's online-only Certificate in Principal Preparation program.


Admission & application info

Requirements for on-campus programs

Applicants to the University of Dayton's on-campus Educational Leadership (MSE) program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  • A personal statement or résumé.
  • Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must have attained an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA may be admitted if they achieve a raw score of 40 or higher or a scaled score of 396 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or scaled scores of 149 or higher on the verbal ability and 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). For test administrations prior to October 2002, a scaled score of 490 or higher on the analytical ability section is required.

Note: Additional requirements apply for international students >>


Graduate admission info & application

Applicants to the University of Dayton's on-campus Educational Leadership (MSE) with opt. designated Catholic schools course sections program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  • A personal statement or résumé.
  • Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must have attained an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA may be admitted if they achieve a raw score of 40 or higher or a scaled score of 396 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or scaled scores of 149 or higher on the verbal ability and 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). For test administrations prior to October 2002, a scaled score of 490 or higher on the analytical ability section is required.

Note: Additional requirements apply for international students >>


Graduate admission info & application

Applicants to the University of Dayton's on-campus Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership (PhD) program must submit the following information in addition to their online application:

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the University of Dayton Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked "Issued to Student" and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  • Official results from the GRE are required. Results must be submitted directly from the Education Testing Service to the University of Dayton Office of Graduate Admissions Processing. Applicants must achieve a score of 149 or higher on the verbal ability and a 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing sections.
  • A two- to three-page essay stating how your personal goals, including your concentration of interest, are congruent with the objectives of the Ph.D. program, as stated in our mission statement (Handbook (pdf) >>). Please title the essay, "Application Essay."
  • A current resume.

Applicants for admission to the doctoral program must have attained a 3.25 GPA in a master's degree program.

Note: Additional requirements apply for international students >>


Graduate admission info & application

Applicants to the University of Dayton's on-campus Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership (EdS) program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Graduate degree required.

Note: Additional requirements apply for international students >>


Graduate admission info & application

Applicants to the University of Dayton's on-campus Leadership for Educational Systems (MSE) program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked "Issued to Student," and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  • A personal statement regarding career goals and aspirations.
  • Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must have attained an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA may be admitted if they achieve a raw score of 40 or higher or a scaled score of 396 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or scaled scores of 149 or higher on the verbal ability and 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). For tests administrations prior to August 1, 2011, a scaled score of 430 or higher on the analytical ability section is required.

Note: Additional requirements apply for international students >>


Graduate admission info & application
CONTACT

Department of Educational Administration

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2963
937-229-3738