Applicants are expected to have a GPA of 3.2 or higher on all previously completed graduate work.
How to Apply
To apply for admission to the specialist degree program:
1. Make sure you meet the EdS admission requirements of the Ball State Graduate School.
2. Apply online.
3. Provide one copy of all college/university official transcripts.
4. Have your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores forwarded to the Graduate School.
Also upload the following to your online application:
A. Resume/Vita/CV = Upload a current resume or vita that highlights educational, leadership, and community involvement
B. Statement of Purpose/Intent = Platform Statement of educational philosophy and beliefs about leadership (no more than 600 words). You may tweak such a document from previous coursework, if appropriate.
C. Writing Sample = Academic paper from a previous class which reflects your best research writing, including citations and APA 6th formatting
Once the department is notified of your application, you will receive instructions for submitting the names of 5 references
We will review and evaluate all of your materials after we receive them. Following this evaluation, we may invite you to campus for a personal interview.
For More Information
Dr. Kendra Lowery
Doctoral Program Director
Department of Educational Leadership
Teachers College Room 928D
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0590