Educational Leadership - Doctor of Education Admission

Students are admitted to this program once a year:

  • Deadline for Early Review for Fall Face to Face and Hybrid Cohort Admission: February 1
  • Deadline for Fall Face to Face and Hybrid Admission: May 22

For admission to the Doctor of Education program, applicants must satisfactorily complete credential screening and a committee interview, including a written component. All applicants must also submit the following:

1.  A Doctoral Application

A $35 non-refundable application fee is required.

2.  Official transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities verifying completion of a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Send official transcript(s) directly to the Wilmington University Office of Graduate Admissions from the identified college or university. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the most recent two years of post-secondary education is required.*

  • Electronically or   
  • Sent directly from the school of attendance in a sealed envelope.

*NOTE: If the transcript shows a GPA that is less than 3.0 for the two most recent years of post-secondary education, applicants may still be considered for admission on the basis of other factors as determined by the Program Chair and/or Director of Advanced Programs.


3.  A U.S. Valid Teaching Certificate

4. Three letters of recommendation

5.  Written statement of professional and academic interest and intent

6.  Résumé


All of the above documents should be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office:

Wilmington University
Office of Graduate Admissions
31 Read's Way
New Castle, DE 19720