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How to Apply to the Ed.L.D. Program

Please note that the information below refers to the application for the 2018-2019 academic year, which is now closed. The application requirements may change slightly from year to year, so it is important to review the application instructions carefully when the new application is available.

A complete application to the Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) Program typically consists of the following:

You must submit all of your required documents online, including your academic transcripts and letters of recommendation. After you enter the contact information for your three recommenders on your application, each will receive an email with instructions about logging onto our system. At that time, they will have the opportunity to fill out the Recommendation Form and upload a recommendation letter.

Reapplicants who have previously applied within the past three years (i.e., for the 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and/or 2017-2018 academic years) should review the reapplication process to determine which materials they do not need to resubmit.

For additional information about the application process, please visit our FAQ page.

Once all applications for fall 2018 enrollment have been reviewed, HGSE will invite selected Ed.L.D. applicants to campus for a day of required interviews (both individual and group) with members of the admissions committee. Interviews will take place on February 22-23, 2018.

It is not possible to submit multiple HGSE applications for the same academic year. Ed.L.D. applicants who wish to be considered for admission to an Ed.M. program, should they not be admitted to the program to which they applied, should indicate their interest in an Ed.M. referral on their online application. They will be required to select a specific Ed.M. program (and strand, if applicable) and provide a statement regarding their referral interest.