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How to Apply

1 Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Applied Leadership must meet the following admission requirements. All applications will be reviewed by a graduate admission committee who will make admission recommendations based on these criteria. Applicants who do not meet these criteria may be accepted on a provisional basis based on committee recommendations.

  • Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees from an accredited institution (flexible approach if no master’s degree mentioned below).
  • A 3.0 GPA measured on a 4.0 scale for post-bachelor’s degree. Applicants who do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirement or who have other deficiencies may be admitted on a provisional basis.
  • Preferred minimum of 3 years satisfactory professional or teaching experience.

For students without a Master’s degree, an additional 30 credits are required.

2 To apply, submit the following:

  1. UW-Green Bay e-application ($56.00 application fee)

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  1. A 200-300-word statement. Describe your principal areas of academic interest, capabilities, experience and reasons for pursuing the doctorate degree.
  1. Resume. Your resume can be uploaded as part of your application or emailed to
  1. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all post-secondary institutions of higher learning from which 9 or more credits have been attempted are required. If you attended less than 9 credits, you do not have to send an official transcript unless the courses completed were prerequisites for the program. Study abroad transcripts aren’t required if a student attended an international university for one or fewer semesters. NOTE: If you attended UW-Green Bay, you don’t have to send UW-Green Bay transcripts.
    • Electronic transcripts can be sent to:
    • Hard copy transcripts can be mailed to UW-Green Bay, Office of Graduate Studies, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311.
  1. Three letters of evaluation*. Applicants must fill out the first two sections of the form, save and send to each evaluator. Each evaluator must fill out the remaining sections and send directly to the Office of Graduate Studies email or mail to UW-Green Bay, Office of Graduate Studies, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311.

    *Letters of evaluation can come from former professors, but ultimately should come from someone who can attest to your academic potential. This may be a current supervisor, past supervisor or co-worker.

    Letter of Evaluation

3 For international students:

In addition to the application materials listed above, international students will also need to provide the following documentation:

  • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES ( UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:

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