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EDP Admission Requirements

 
Note: The NDSU Graduate School must have your complete files by February 1st for Fall admission.

 

It is recommended that you visit with the EDP program coordinator prior to beginning your application using the contact information below:

Myron Eighmy, Ed.D.
Professor and Coordinator
216D Family Life Center
NDSU Dept. 2625, Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
(701) 231-5775
Myron.Eighmy@ndsu.edu

The following are the criteria that will be considered:

  1. A statement of purpose of at least 500 words, typed and double-spaced, that addresses your educational background, philosophy, and professional experiences and goals consistent with the goals of the Education Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs outlined on these pages. The statement should clearly indicate which degree program (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) and which option area (Institutional Analysis or Occupational & Adult Education) you are currently interested in pursuing and provide an explanation why each choice is an appropriate fit for your goals. (Forms can be picked up at the Graduate School {Old Main}, School of Education office {FLC 210} or click here.)
  2. Transcripts of baccalaureate and masters (or equivalent) degrees. (Transcripts must be sealed from institution as indicated in the Graduate School's application instructions.)
  3. Applicant's master's degree GPA must be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be requested to help determine admittance when there are unusually high numbers of applicants as determined by faculty advising load or when necessary to demonstrate sufficient academic preparation to begin doctoral studies.
  4. If you are a non-native English-speaking student, documentation of English proficiency as demonstrated by one of the following (Subject to final review by faculty/graduate office):
    1. TOEFL score of 570
    2. TOEFL iBT score of 88
    3. IELTS score of 6.5
    4. PTE Academic score of 59
  5. Three letters of recommendation indicating that you have demonstrated academic strength in your undergraduate and/or master's (or equivalent) degrees and are very good or outstanding in the following proficiencies in the university's personal reference report:
    1. Degree of mastery of the fundamental knowledge in your general field.
    2. Knowledge of an ability to use the basic techniques in your field.
    3. Ability to express yourself in speech and writing.
    4. Self-reliance and independence in your major professional area.
    5. Motivation toward a successfully productive career.
    6. Emotional stability and maturity.
    7. Possession of imagination and originality in your profession or field.
    8. Growth during the total period in which the people making the recommendation have observed you while in school and/or working in your profession.

For additional application information, including the online application form, visit the appropriate Graduate School website:

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Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013 3:07:35 PM