Ed.D. (Higher Ed) Admissions Requirements

Ed.D. (Higher Ed) Application Process and Admissions Requirements

All students entering the program must hold a master’s degree from an accredited graduate program. The 54 credits of the Ed.D. Higher Education are in addition to the master’s degree.

A complete application for admission will include the following:

  1. Apply online
  2. Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate school you have attended must be received electronically or by mail, directly from the Registrar’s office. Please have official transcripts electronically sent to gradadmission@immaculata.edu or mailed to:
    Office of Graduate Admission – Loyola Hall 229B
    1145 King Rd., Immaculata, PA 19345
  3. Applicants to the Nursing Education concentration must be registered nurses (RNs) and hold an earned Master of Science in the field of nursing.
  4. Two completed reference forms appraising your capacity for doctoral study. Electronic reference forms, including instructions, are available within the application portal upon submission of an application. If you need to provide a PDF or paper version, please download the reference form.
  5. A goals statement, in the form of a two-page, double spaced, typed and signed statement of your educational pursuits in higher education.
  6. Academic background. Applicants must have an acceptable GPA in undergraduate and graduate work: an acceptable master’s GPA is generally 3.0 or higher.
  7. Official TOEFL or APIEL score sent directly to the College of Graduate Studies if you are an international student, along with additional documentation.
  8. Resume.

Please feel free to contact Graduate Admissions at 484-323-3005 or gradadmission@immaculata.edu.

Please send the supporting documents to:

Immaculata University
Loyola Hall # 229B
1145 King Road
Immaculata, PA 19345
Fax: 484-323-3904

Students may apply to the doctoral program in Higher Education for the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Please see the application deadlines for the program.

Note: Applicants with Criminal Histories

Applicants with criminal findings may not be eligible for admission to Immaculata University, except in outstanding circumstances as determined by the president. Applicants having convictions (other than minor traffic violations) will be asked to submit full disclosure of the facts and circumstances of the incident for review by the office of admission or by the College of Graduate Studies offices on a case-by-case basis.

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