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We will be accepting applications for the Fall 2014 cohort beginning November 1, 2013.
Beginning Fall 2011, students applying for the K-12 Administration specialization must hold a PA Principal or
Supervisory Certificate at the time of admission.
Requirements for Admission:
Master’s degree in education or a related field.
Designated cut score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
Current resume or curriculum vita.
Copies of certifications or licenses, if applicable.
Three references using the forms in the application packet.
Test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
Official college transcripts.
Scholarly or professional project, product, or paper with an abstract.
Once all application materials are received, a review and evaluation of the documents will take place.
If these documents meet the program’s set admissions criteria, applicants meeting the criteria will be invited for an interview with a faculty committee.
At the time of the interview, applicants will also complete an extemporaneous writing sample as part of the admissions process.
Applicants will again be reviewed and evaluated, and those meeting the program’s set criteria, will receive notification of conditional acceptance into the program
After successful completion of 12 credits and before the completion of 24 credits in the program, students must take and pass the doctoral qualifying examination to be formally admitted into the program.
Students may be permitted to transfer 12 credits acquired post-master’s toward the doctoral degree pending a review of transcripts from accredited institutions. Formal transfer credit reviews occur after the application and interview process and an offer of conditional admittance to the program is made to the student.
Credits being considered for transfer must be posted on a graduate transcript after the date of the award of the Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Transfer credits must match existing credits contained in the scope of the doctoral program at Wilkes. Course descriptions will be reviewed to determine compatibility with existing Wilkes courses. Students may be required to submit course syllabi in cases in which the course descriptions are inconclusive.
Wilkes retains the right to decline transfer credit for courses that are integral to doctoral program goals and to the attainment of learning outcomes and student success on benchmark assessments which occur throughout the program.