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Education: Educational Leadership (EDD and Nondegree)

  U.S. Non-U.S.
Summer 1/15 1/15
Merit-Based Aid 2/1

Graduate School of Education

Program Requirements

1. Personal statement.
2. Three letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation is expected from a supervisor or former supervisor and one from a professor, or a former professor, or someone who can assess the candidate's potential for academic work.
3. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

No decision of admission can be processed less than 2 weeks before the beginning of the semester.

Test Requirements

GRE General (waived for summer 2021 applications)

Personal Statement Instructions

Please answer the following questions in your personal statement:

What do you hope to learn from participating in Rutgers' Ed.D. program?

How will participating in this program advance your career?

What experience do you bring to the program that will help you succeed in and benefit other students?

Program Questions

Please describe one experience in your professional life where you demonstrated leadership skills to make a significant change. What did you do and why? What helped or hindered you, and what were the outcomes?

Please list all state certifications you have earned, including the year and the state.

Please provide a substantial sample of what you consider to be your best writing from a graduate level program (master's/prior doctoral) or from your professional work. You should upload the document to your application at the "Upload Supporting Materials" link on the Graduate Admissions website. Please title the document "lastname.writing sample".


Please see our GSE website for step-by-step instructions on how to apply and application requirements specific to each program.