Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Policies:

2.1 Florida Residency

For the purpose of assessing registration and tuition fees, a student will be classified as a " Florida " or "non-Florida" resident. Additional information on Florida residency may be obtained from the Office of Admissions [(904) 620-2624] and the University catalog.


APPROVED: DSC 12/08/03; DTF 3/04/04 

2.2 Faculty Participation

All doctoral teaching faculty are invited to participate in the screening, interviewing, and selection procedures for each class of doctoral students. Faculty accepting the responsibility will participate in each step of the process.

APPROVED: DSC 12/08/03; DTF 3/04/04; DTF 4/08/09 

2.3 Admissions Criteria

Admission requirements for the doctoral program in Educational Leadership are listed below. Each student shall:

  1. Meet all requirements for admission to graduate programs established by the StateUniversity System and the University of North Florida . Those requirements include fordoctoral students:
    • a minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade-point average in last 60 semester hours or
    • a minimum of 1000 on the verbal plus quantitative portions of the GraduateRecord Examination.
  2. Hold a Master's Degree earned from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent international university with a minimum 3.25 grade-point average.
  3. Have three years successful teaching experience or related work in training anddevelopment.
  4. Be recommended by the program faculty. The faculty recommendation shall be madebased on evaluation of the stated criteria above and the screening committees evaluation of
    • the applicant's written responses to a set of questions,
    • the applicant's writing based on the requested paper submitted, and
    • the applicant's performance during atargeted-selection interview with program faculty.

Approved: DSC 12/08/03; DTF 3/04/04; DTF 4/08/09 

2.4 Exceptions

The program faculty may recommend a limited number of exceptions to the stated admissions criteria based on other professional attributes of applicants.


APPROVED: DSC 12/08/03; DTF 3/04/04  


An applicant who does not meet stated criteria for admission to the doctoral program may request review of her or his application by submitting a letter detailing the reasons that an exception to the admissions policy should be granted. This letter should be submitted to the Doctoral Program Director prior to the closing date for receipt of applications. The letter will become part of the application and reviewed during the student selection process.


 APPROVED: DSC 12/08/03; DTF 3/04/04