For additional information, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (203) 837-8243.
All program materials are available at EdD Leadership
a completed application form: EdD Application (online)
evidence of educational experience in a PK-12 setting:
a copy of your educator certificate(s) and
documentation of at least three years of full-time educational experience in a PK-12 setting (e.g., documentation of employment from your school’s Human Resources office or a letter from an administrator who works in your accredited institution).
a one- to two-page résumé
a $100 nonrefundable fee
official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended; a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.67 for all previous graduate course work is recommended
Please arrange for the following to be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions at WCSU:
an official score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required (WCSU Testing Center). The MAT must be taken within the past five years. In addition, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all international students. Please note the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is waived for the 2020-2021 cohort.
three recommendations attesting to your professional educational qualifications and ability to complete a doctoral program. At least one of these recommendations must be completed by someone in a supervisory capacity in an educational setting. The official WCSU form must be used for the completion of all recommendations.
a completed immunization form:
Documents can be mailed to Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810 Attention: Office of Graduate Admissions or sent as attachments to
Admission to the program will be determined after a satisfactory interview with designated WCSU representatives from the Ed.D. admissions committee.
Please do not send any additional materials.
Admission to the Ed.D. Program in Instructional Leadership is competitive.
Cohorts consist of approximately 20 to 25 candidates.
Review of application materials begins March 1 and continues through mid-August. All admission requirements must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions at least one month prior to the beginning of classes for the first course in each cohort sequence.
This program is based on a cohort model that accepts students every other year.