Admissions Requirements


Doctor of Education Fall: January 15th, Ph.D. program in Higher Education, Fall: October 1st (preferred), but will review applications until December 1st; Master Degree in Education Leadership, Fall: May 1st

Funding and Support for Graduate Students

For funding consideration for the HELPS program, submit your application by December 1st. In addition, the HELPS program has partnerships with several prominent higher education leadership and policy organizations in the Washington, DC area.

These organizations will provide a select number of students with graduate assistantship opportunities:

  • American Council on Education
  • United Negro College Fund
  • Excelencia
  • The Education Trust
X - Required P - Preferred O - Optional
M.Ed. CAGS Ed.D. Ph.D.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution X X X X
Master’s degree from an accredited institution X X X
Major in a teacher-training program P
Minimum overall GPA 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.0
Minimum overall GPA in Major program 3.0 3.4 3.3
Official transcripts X X X X
Autobiographical sketch X X X X
Statement of interest X X X X
Three (3) letters of recommendation X X X X
GRE scores O X
Teaching experience X X X
Certification P
Current employment in field X P
Current curriculum vitae X X
Interview with Program Coordinator X
On-site interview w/faculty team X X
On-site written composition X