Admission to a doctoral degree at KU
The University of Kansas is a great place to pursue a graduate degree, since graduate education is central to KU’s mission of learning, scholarship and creative activity. We invite you to explore our graduate degree information, review our student resources and learn more about our knowledgeable faculty.
Please note, KU does not accept paper applications for admission. The online application is designed to give you the ability to submit all supporting documents in one form.
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Application Deadline for Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration
Apply before March 1 to begin in the summer or fall semester.
KU's doctorate in higher education administration is designed for individuals with well-developed academic skills and a strong potential for future administration. Preferred applicants must have the following:
- A bachelor’s and a master’s degree with a grade-point average (GPA) of at least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited institution or a foreign university with substantially equivalent degree requirements;
- Demonstrated ability to succeed academically as indicated on transcripts and through references;
- Hold a current professional position in higher education or related organization (e.g., foundation, policy think tank, or state education organization);
- Three years of professional experience at a higher education institution (preferred);
- Statement of purpose that matches what the program offers.