Admission Requirements

Educational and Organizational Learning and Leadership

Ed.D. applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the cohort has been filled. Early submission by the priority deadline is encouraged to ensure consideration for the upcoming cohort.

Application Deadline for Summer (June) 2023

Deadline Date
International Student Deadline Saturday, January 1, 2023
Priority Submit Deadline Friday, March 3, 2023
Final Submit Deadline Monday, April 17, 2023
Classes Start Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Online Application 

Complete Seattle University’s Online Application, which includes the following elements:

  • Online Application
  • Official Transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended 
  • Personal Statement must describe how your prior experience relates to the requirements of the doctoral program, and include: 
    • Your ability to effectively engage in doctoral-level studies and research;  
    • Experience with social justice advocacy and organizational and social change; and 
    • How your experience fits within the mission of the doctoral program and that of Seattle University. 
  • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of two) 
    • Letters of recommendation must address the applicant's academic and professional competence as well as scholarship potential (available in the online application) and are submitted online by the recommender.
    • At least one recommendation must be from your most recent supervisor who will support the applicant during enrollment in the program (available in the online application). 
  • College of Education Self-Evaluation Form
  • Résumé        
    • Must reflect a minimum of three years of mid- or upper-level leadership experience, to include supervision and team participation

Admission Requirements 

  • An earned master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university  
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 
    • Calculated on all graduate-level course work from submitted transcripts; 
    • A minimum combined score of 293 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (General Test) or a 400 on the Miller's Analogy Test (must be taken with the previous 5 years) may substitute for the 3.25 GPA 
  • Writing Sample Product
    • Must demonstrate satisfactory preparation for scholarly research and publication
    • May be a report, assignment, or other product that shows writing competency.

Review and Interview Process

Representatives of the Educational and Organizational Learning and Leadership department review core written material and transcripts, interview applicants and create a priority list for admission. All material submitted becomes the property of Seattle University and will be maintained according to institutional records management practices.

After submitted applications are reviewed, invited candidates will be asked to submit a video interview. Those selected will receive further information about this process via email.

International Students

International students are invited to visit our admissions page for a list of requirements.

Tuition Remission for SU Employees

The EOLL program is not currently eligible for tuition remission. Contact eoll@seattleu.edu with questions.