Admission to a PhD program is selective. Admission is based upon student vocational goals as well as a variety of background, skill sets/aptitudes, and dispositional factors that indicate potential success in the program. A hallmark of the program is the integration of Christian faith and learning, and students are expected to model this outcome.
All applicants must submit scores from the General Test of the GRE taken within the last five years, official transcripts of baccalaureate and master’s degrees from regionally accredited institutions, a curriculum vitae/résumé, a professional goals statement, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Each applicant will be evaluated by a committee of faculty members from their selected program.
Each PhD candidate must first apply to the Baylor University Graduate School in order to enroll in the PhD program. As part of the application process, applicants must submit:
- A letter of intent: Describe your perspective on the importance of leadership and why you want to pursue this program
- Certified university transcripts documenting all degrees conferred (minimum 3.0 GPA required for undergraduate and master's degree)
- GRE is required
- Two targeted professional reference letters (one from a recent educational leader/supervisor)
- Current professional résumé
- Any other evidentiary documents
- To earn superintendent certification, principal certification is required. Therefore, we highly recommend principal certification prior to applying to the PhD program.
For more information, contact Program Director Dr. Jon Eckert