Prospective Students

Ready to earn an Ed.D.?

Application deadline: February 1, 2022 

Prospective students are encouraged to learn what the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership has to offer by attending the following information sessions:

Click the date you would like to attend to register for each individual session. 

Cohorts and Concentrations Available

Accepting applications for one main campus cohort (approx. 12 students), one online cohort (approx. 15 students), and one Literacy in Exceptionalities concentration-based cohort (approx. 8 students).

  • Educational Administration: Main campus and online
  • Higher Education: Main campus and online
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Main campus and online
  • Expressive Arts Education, Leadership & Inquiry: Main campus ONLY.
    • Next available application year after 2022 is expected in 2024.
  • Literacy in Exceptionalities: Online ONLY.
    • Special opportunity for a concentration-based cohort in 2022.
    • Next available application year after 2022 is expected in 2024.
  • Instructional Technology Leadership Concentration: Not available in 2022.
    • Next available application year after 2022 is expected in 2024.
    • For more information, please contact Dr. Patrick O’Shea: osheapm@appstate.edu

Apply to Graduate School

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Visit the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School page to apply to graduate school at Appalachian.

NOTE: When starting a new application, please select  2022-23 Graduate Application for the application type. Please select Fall 2022 as the application term.

GRE Waiver

apply_1_0.png Click here for information on the GRE waiver available for prospective Doctoral Program students.