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Apply for Doctorate (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership (K-12)

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Accepting applications for Spring 2018 only.  

The Doctoral program in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare key leaders in school districts and college or university faculty. The program’s primary focus is the preparation of leaders who are reflective professionals developing vision and acquiring skills to renew and improve schools and school systems.

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program in Educational Leadership is designed to provide advanced study opportunities for aspiring professional leaders in the field of education. The meaningful, reflective study of organizational change leadership principles and practices is best realized when solidly grounded in students’ own professional career experiences. Thus, individuals applying for admission to the Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership should have a minimum of one (1) year successful performance in one or more administrative and/or supervisory school leadership positions.

Doctoral-level work in Educational Leadership is conducted in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership of the College of Education. Students must meet the requirements of the Graduate School, the College of Education, and the Educational Leadership Program to receive a doctoral degree.


Writing Samples will be required further in the application process.


The Educational Leadership Ed.D. program will begin its next cohort January 2018. Applicants interested in starting Spring 2018 need to have applications complete and ready for review by October 1, 2017.

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Degree Requirements

TTU Application Process


  1. You apply to the Texas Tech University Graduate School
  2. You receive an eraider login( via the email you gave in your graduate school application) and activate your login.
  3. Graduate School receives your information.
  4. You apply to the TTU College of Education for the degree you are applying for using your eraider login.
  5. The Graduate School processes your application and sends a worksheet to the College of Education requesting approval for admittance from the degree program.
  6. You provide all materials required for the College of Education program to make its decision.
  7. Your College of Education application is locked and no new materials or editing can occur.
  8. Faculty in that program review your application and application materials.
  9. The program's faculty makes their decision about your application.
  10. The Graduate School's worksheet is returned with the program's recommendation.

Online Application Requirements


  1. Javascript and Cookies are required
  2. You do not have to complete all of your requirements when you begin the application. Your application will be saved and can be amended or edited at any time.
  3. Once all materials have been provided from you and the graduate school requests the recommedation of the College of Education program; your application is locked and cannot be edited.
  4. You may check the status of you application at anytime by going to Application Overview
  5. It is very important that the email you provide is accurate and viewed on a regular basis. We will send you an email when a decision has been made concerning your application or when anything is incorrect or needs updated.
  6. The College of Education Graduate Studies office send notes to you through the application status page. So check it often.
  7. You must have an eraider username and password to apply. You receive an eRaider after applying to the graduate school.

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