Test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last 5 years
Official college transcripts
Scholarly or professional project, product, or paper with an abstract attesting to how this submission reflects the applicant's potential for leadership and scholarship at the doctoral level
Submit application materials to:
Student Service Center
84 W. South Street
Wilkes-Barre PA 18766
After all application materials are received, a review and evaluation of the documents will take place.
Applicants meeting the admissions criteria after a review of the application documents will be invited for an interview with a faculty committee.
At the time of the interview, applicants will complete an extemporaneous writing sample as part of the admissions process.
Applicants will again be reviewed and evaluated, and those meeting the program’s admissions criteria will receive notification of conditional acceptance into the program. The fall semester and year of the conditional acceptance begins the 7-year timeframe to complete the degree, which includes dissertation and its successtul defense.
After successful completion of 12 credits (9 core leadership credits and 3 credits in educational research) and before the completion of 24 credits in the program, students must take and pass the Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) to be fully accepted into the program.
Students may be permitted to transfer 12 credits acquired post-master’s toward the doctoral degree pending a review of transcripts from accredited institutions. Formal transfer credit reviews occur after the application and interview process and an offer of conditional admittance to the program is made to the student.
Credits being considered for transfer must be posted on a graduate transcript after the date of the award of the Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Transfer credits must match existing credits contained in the scope of the doctoral program at Wilkes. Course descriptions will be reviewed to determine compatibility with existing Wilkes courses. Students may be required to submit course syllabi in cases in which the course descriptions are inconclusive.
Wilkes retains the right to decline transfer credit for courses that are integral to doctoral program goals and to the attainment of learning outcomes and student success on benchmark assessments which occur throughout the program.