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) 2024

Deadline Date Graduate Admissions Review Program Review Notification
Priority Deadline March 1 2 - 17 March 18 Week of March 19
Rolling Admissions April 12 12 - 28 April 29 Week of May 1
Final Deadline* May 24 25 - 9 June 10 Week of June 11
The first day of class is typically held the third week of June.









*Please note decisions will be made on June 15th with classes scheduled to start June 20th for those applying for the June 1st final deadline.                                                                                                                                             

  • Submitted applications are only considered complete once all application materials have been received including all letters of recommendation.
  • International Applicants are encouraged to complete their application by January 1st.
  • Find more information about International Application requirements by clicking here. 

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.
  • Recorded Interview Submission
    • Applicant is required to submit recorded responses to 3 interview questions as part of the requirements. Questions will be available after your application is submitted.
  • 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, transcripts and the video submission, 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.

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.