Doctoral Applicants

The Administration and Leadership Studies (D.Ed.) collaborative delivery doctoral program is offered on the ESU campus by Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Applications are accepted for new cohorts every two years. All application materials should be submitted to the Graduate College at East Stroudsburg University. Please contact the Graduate College for application materials. Required application materials include:

  1. Application Form Applicants should submit the official IUP application
  2. Official Transcripts – Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended, regardless whether a degree was earned, must be submitted as part of the application package.
  3. Recommendation Forms – Two professional and personal recommendations, using the IUP recommendation forms, are required for each applicant. Letters are to speak to the ability to be successful in a doctoral program, career and academic goals, and include professional work experiences and skills.
  4. Professional Goals Statement A statement of the applicant’s perception of ability to be successful as a doctoral candidate, career and academic goals, commitment to the field of study, and professional work experiences and skills.
  5. Resume
  6. Application Fee – A non-refundable application fee in the amount of $50 must accompany the application. The fee, in the form of check or money order, should be made payable to IUP.
  7. Interview and Writing Sample – Selected applicants will be contacted by the Professional and Secondary Education Department to schedule an on-campus interview, at which time the applicant will be asked to complete a writing sample on a topic to be determined by the doctoral admissions committee. Applicants for Certification, Specialist, Supervisor, and Letter of Eligibility Programs