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Admission Requirements

  • Complete the GovState online application at http://www.apply@govst.edu/apply).
  • Fill out a statement of interest form and upload it to the application portal.
  • An official transcript indicating a completed master’s degree from an accredited program. A 3.0 GPA or higher is required. These should be emailed to: apotranscripts@govst.edu.
  • Two letters of reference forms, one can be academic and one can be professional. Please upload this form to the application portal.
  • Interview with the admissions committee (not all applicants will be interviewed)
  • For the Superintendent strand, you must hold a valid Illinois Professional Educator License with a General Administrative/Principal endorsement and have two years of experience in an administrative position. Please upload them to the application portal.

Admissions Process

  • The application deadline for Fall 2024 is April 1, 2024, for the Higher Education Administration and Nonprofit/Social Entrepreneurship concentrations.
  • The application deadline for the K-12 School Superintendency concentration is June 1, 2024.

Advisor Information

Carla Johnson is the Academic Advisor in the College of Education. She can assist you with the application process and answer your questions about the admission process. Her contact information is listed below:

Carla Johnson

Carla Johnson
Academic Advisor CEHD
Phone: 708-235-3989
Office Location: G378

Additional Information:

  • The Ed.D. Interdisciplinary Leadership 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's final decision by the end of August.
  • Information sessions will be held at GovState on a weekday in the evening. Please click on the "information sessions" tab for more information. If you plan to attend one of these sessions, send your RSVP to cjohnson@govst.edu
  • Students admitted into the Fall cohor.t must attend the mandatory program orientation. The INLD Program Orientation will occur on Friday, August 23, 2024.
  • 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 admission process. The applicant must make appeals in writing to the College of Education, Division Chairperson, within 15 days after the date on the decision letter.

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