Selected Admission Requirements

Admission Deadline

The doctoral program has moved from a cohort program to yearly admissions. Applications are due each year by March 15th for fall semester admission.

Applicants to the doctoral program must apply through the VSU Graduate School.  

Minimum Admission Requirements

Minimum admission requirements have been established for the Doctor of Education Degree program. Applicants meeting these requirements will be considered for admission to the program; however, meeting the minimum requirements does not assure admission.The following link will provide

Admission Procedures

Admission procedures have been established for the Doctor of Education Degree program, as shown below.

  • Formal applications are obtained from and submitted directly to the Graduate School for initial evaluation.
  • Students may not apply for more than one program area.
  • A Program Area Committee will review the credentials of each applicant seeking admission into that program area. Candidates receiving further consideration for admission may be required to appear before the appropriate Program Area Committee for an interview. Each Program Area Committee will make recommendations concerning acceptance or rejection to the Doctoral Coordinating Committee which will make the final decisions regarding admission to the program.
  • Applicants will be notified in writing by the Graduate School of the decision of the Doctoral Coordinating Committee.