2014-2015 Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for students wishing to enroll in the doctoral program include the following:

  • Applicants must hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent preparation from a foreign college or university with a minimum 3.25 cumulative average (4-point scale).
  • Applicants with lower grade point averages may be considered for admission on a case by case basis. Applicants who fall below the grade point average may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) offered by Educational Testing Services.

Applications must include the following materials:

  • A completed application for admission form with non-refundable application fee of $50, payable to Delaware Valley College
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date professional résumé
  • A 500-word personal statement that addresses career goals and a brief summary of strengths and areas for growth. Applicants for the K-12 Superintendent track should also address how superintendents shape learning in school districts
  • Three references from professional or academic references, appraising your potential and capacity for graduate study
  • Official transcripts of all coursework for graduate and undergraduate institutions attended
  • Applicants must complete an interview with representatives of the doctoral admission committee

Review of applications will begin March 1 for acceptance into the fall cohort.