Executive PhD in Urban Higher Education

Program Requirements

  1. Accepted application from the Graduate School
  2. A Master’s degree from an accredited university
  3. Minimun three-years experinece preferred
  4. A completed EPhD program application
  5. Two official  transcripts for all regionally accredited colleges and universities attended.
  6. A satisfactory score on the GMAT, GRE or MAT within the last five years.
  7. References should come from three (3) professional persons who are knowledgeable of the applicant’s professional academic  ability, job experiences,   leadership potential and availability to participate in the program. A reference from the President or  Chief Executive Officer will strengthen the application. Persons submitting references will need the applicant’s Jnumber. The  applicant must provide the link to his/her reference person for submission to to: ephdrefl@jsums.edu . The requested reference information must be submitted electronically by the author, signed, and reference the applicant’s Jnumber and name in the subject line.
  8. Acceptable evidence of ability as determined by an on-site writing sample, completed under the supervision of a screening committee member.
  9.  A clear statement of purpose and proposed research.
  10.  A successful interview with the program screening committee
  11.  Recommendation for admission by the screening committee


Note: Students accepted in this program must be able to transfer a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours from previous graduate work to complement the core area. Approval is required by the program faculty before being admitted formally to the program. Admission will be limited to a diverse cohort of 15-25 participants from higher education faculty, mid/entry level executive personnel in higher education and other human service related sectors.

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