Admission Requirements

Educational and Organizational Learning and Leadership

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

Application Deadline
Application Submission DateApplication Review PeriodInterview Date
for Invited Applicants
$500 Tuition
Deposit Due
Acceptance Deadline
By December 1 December 2 - January 4 Week of January 18 - 21 Upon Acceptance 2 weeks after receipt of acceptance
By February 1 February 2 - 12 Week of February 22 - 26 Upon Acceptance 2 weeks after receipt of acceptance
By March 15 March 16 - 25 Week of March 29 - April 1 Upon Acceptance 2 weeks after receipt of acceptance
By May 6 May 6 - 14 Week of May 16 - 20 Upon Acceptance 2 weeks after receipt of acceptance
Application Changes Through Fall 2022 Enrollment

Waiver of $55 application fee. 

Acceptance of unofficial transcript for initial admissions decision. Official transcripts are required before 2nd quarter registration.

Continued GRE- and GMAT-testing optional policy. Applicants can submit GRE or GMAT scores should they choose, but scores are not required for an admissions decision. *Applicants from non-graded bachelor's degree programs must submit GRE scores.

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Online Application 

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

  • $55 Application Fee*     
  • 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) 
    • Online letters of recommendation must address the applicant's academic and professional competence as well as scholarship potential (available in the online application).  
    • At least one online 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   

*Waived for SU alumni  

Admission Requirements 

  • Online Application
  • Official Transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended 
  • 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 with questions.