According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for Education Administrators should be excellent over the next ten years. Also, employment of education administrators is expected to grow by 12 percent between 2006 and 2016. One of few in the Philadelphia tri-state area, Rowan University’s Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed. D.) program provides opportunities for students to acquire and construct knowledge that enhances their ability to transform educational institutions to meet the challenging needs of an ever-changing society. This is achieved by educating students to become reflective practitioners who comprehend and evaluate professional literature and research, and who understand leadership and change. In addition, students learn how to translate the research and theory into practice.
The Ed. D. at Rowan University is offered in the following formats/locations:
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Completed Post Baccalaureate/Graduate/Doctoral Application Form (Download the PDF or click to apply online)
Completed Rowan Global Ed.D. in Educational Leadership P-16 Track Declaration Form (For those applying to the P-16 Track) (Download the PDF)
$65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
Master's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
Current professional resume
Three letters of recommendation
While the official Recommendation Form is required, an actual letter from the recommender is additionally preferred.
Applicants with Master’s degrees completed within the past 5 years should include as one of their recommenders an instructor from their Master’s program.
Recommended GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale): While certification is not required for the program, the Faculty Admissions Committee asks applicants to please submit a copy of any educational certifications held.
Three typewritten essays as follows:
In 500 words of fewer, describe your reasons for wanting to enroll in the Educational Leadership Doctoral program.
In 500 words or fewer, describe the characteristics of an effective leader. In what ways do you demonstrate those characteristics? In what ways can you improve?
In 1000 words or fewer, describe a pressing issue facing education today. If it were your responsibility to address the issue on a national level, how would you approach the problem? With whom would you collaborate to develop your plan?
Interview with the Faculty Admissions Committee
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change.