ILAC Doctoral Programs

Requirements for the Doctoral Degree

Doctoral programs in Instructional Leadership & Academic Curriculum prepare students for faculty positions in colleges and universities; positions in curriculum, instruction, and assessment in schools; and for jobs in research and curriculum design in public or private institutions. The program requires the completion of a professional core, a minimum of 12 hours of research, and concentrated study in an area of specialization.

Admission to doctoral study requires a minimum 3.25 grade point average on previous graduate work. To apply, students should provide the following:

  • a brief overview of experience,
  • a statement describing interest in a particular concentration and career objectives,
  • a sample of writing (perhaps a piece of published writing, an old research paper, or an abstract of the thesis),
  • recent GRE scores (five years old or less), and
  • three letters of reference.

For international students, a 79/550 TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS are the minimum acceptable scores for admission.

No minimum requirement for Graduate Record Examination general test scores (verbal, quantitative and analytic) has been established. Program faculty consider all parts of an application when making an admissions decision. A student may be accepted into a doctoral program only after the application is complete and the student has been accepted by the program area.

Faculty in ILAC are engaged in a variety of significant writing, research, and service projects, and often invite the participation of graduate students in these projects.