We are pleased to inform you that the Illinois state accrediting bodies have approved the new Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctoral Program at Governors State University, and we thank you for your interest in this program.
See below for other important dates; most classes will be offered in online or hybrid formats; the entire program entails 60 credits; there is a leadership core sequence of courses (18 credits), several concentrations to choose from: Superintendency (Please note this concentration will not be offered in the spring 2013 cohort; we anticipate offering that concentration in fall 2013), Higher Education, Not-for-Profit/Social Entrepreneurship, and Public Safety (33 credits in each concentration), a qualifying exam (written and oral), and a capstone/culminating project.
If you plan on applying for admission to the Fall 2013 cohort, please read the following information carefully.
Admission requirements include:
- Completed application form http://www.govst.edu/apply/t_apply.aspx?id=38558
- Prepare and submit a statement of interest (click here for form) with a vitae or resume
- Official transcript indicating a completed master’s degree from an accredited program, 3.0 GPA or better is required
- Three letters of reference (recommended: two (2) academic and one (1) professional, click here for form)
- GRE (combined score of 1000 or its equivalent required, plus a score of 4.0 or better on the Analytical Writing section); go to: http://www.ets.org/gre ; GRE scores from the past five (5) years can be submitted. GRE prep materials can be found online at: http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/.
- Interview with the admissions committee (not all applicants will be interviewed).
Complete applications are due to Carla Johnson by June 7, 2013 for the Fall 2013 Cohort. Ms. Carla Johnson is the advisor in the College of Education who can assist you with application process questions: 708-235-3989, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Leadership Ed.D. Admissions Committee will review all completed applications. Based on this review, some applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview with the Admissions Committee (note: the Admissions Committee will not interview all applicants)
- Applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee final decision by August, 2013*
- Information sessions will be held at GSU the evenings. PLease click on the "information sessions" tab on the left for more information. If you plan to attend one of these sessions, send your rsvp to email@example.com
Please note also that students admitted into the Fall 2013 cohort must attend a mandatory program orientation. Date TBD.
For additional information about this exciting, new, challenging program, please contact the Program Coordinator: Dr. James “Chip” Coldren (firstname.lastname@example.org, 708-534-4390)
* Appeals concerning admission decisions may be made only if it is contended that there has been a material procedural error in the Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctorate Program admissions process. Appeals must be made by the applicant in writing to the College of Education Division Chairperson within 15 days after the date on the decision letter.
Additional Information on GRE Preparation
GSU has been working in partnership with The Princeton Review to deliver GRE test prep courses:
1. Visit the Princeton Review website and enroll in a GRE LiveOnline course: http://www.princetonreview.com/grad/online-gre-preparation.aspx
2. During checkout, enter the promo code: GSUGRE.
Payment plans are available.