2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

91 Doctorate in Leadership Dr. Mary Christopher, Program Director The Doctorate in Leadership (Ed.D) offers a 57-hour program that prepares individuals to fill leadership roles in a variety of fields. It develops enlightened, ethical leaders through academic and practical experiences. Through study in a faith-based environment, graduates will embody skills, knowledge, and dispositions to bridge theories with research-based practices and become visionary leaders. In a hybrid, low-resident format, a student cohort group will meet on campus several times a semester with additional faculty/student interactions through supportive technology. Prerequisites Students must hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree in any field of study from an accredited university. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the degree, the major focus of the master’s degree need not be in the field of education. The students’ previous work must include at least one course in graduate level research and statistics. If not, the student must complete EDUC6301 or a similar course, as determined by the program director. Admission Criteria Applicants for the Doctorate in Leadership degree must hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited university. Admission to the program requires the program director’s endorsement, which will be based on the following requirements: • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at completion of a master’s program • A competitive score on the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) taken during the last 10 years (HSU GRE Code: 6268). Upon approval, scores from the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), MAT (Miller Analogies Test), or other comparable nationally recognized aptitude tests may be substituted. Official copies from the national testing center must be sent directly to HSU Graduate Studies. • Additional scores required for International students: a score of 250 on the computer version of TOEFL, a score of 5 on the TWE, and a score of 50 on the TSE. Official copies from the national testing center must be sent directly to HSU Graduate Studies. • Recommendation forms from three persons qualified to assess the applicant’s professional abilities, academic potential, and personal character. The recommendations must include the following individuals: one who holds a doctoral degree, one who served or is serving as the applicant’s employer/supervisor, and one who is a professional colleague. Each person must submit the completed form directly to HSU Graduate Studies. • A completed application packet, following the guidelines on the Doctorate in Leadership website, which includes the following:  Application form  Resume or curriculum vita  A 500-600 word personal statement  Signed ethics statement  Letter of Employer Support Form (if applicable)