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Master of Science (MS) in Leadership and Policy Studies: School Administration and Supervision

This 12 month, blended-learning (online and weekend courses) 30 semester hours graduate education program is built upon Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards. Successful students will receive a MS degree (or Ed.S. if a Masters has been previously attained) and a Tennessee Instructional Leader license.

  1. Each applicant must submit a completed application packet to the University Graduate School that includes:
    1. A completed admissions application
    2. Official transcripts for all prior undergraduate and graduate courses.
    3. An official report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score is NOT required.
  2. In addition, each nominee must submit the following items to the Department of Leadership: 
    1. Letter of application that addresses the following items:
      1. Why you want this degree
      2. Why you want this degree from the UofM
      3. What you hope the degree will help you do post-graduation
    2. Current resume
    3. Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended
    4. Philosophy of education statement
    5. Three professional letters of application on letterhead (one letter must be from a local principal or superintendent that the applicant has worked with)
  3. The admission decision will be based on a holistic profile that includes, but is not limited to, information contained in the completed application packet described above.
  4. Priority application deadline is April 1 for Summer/Fall admission. Priority application is November 1 for Spring admission.

Master of Science (MS) in Leadership and Policy Studies: College Student Personnel (Student Affairs Administration)

  1. Each applicant must submit a completed application packet to the University Graduate School that includes:
    1. A completed admissions application
    2. Official transcripts for all prior undergraduate and graduate courses.
    3. An official report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score is NOT required.
  2. In addition, each applicant must submit the following items to the Department of Leadership:
    1. Letter of application that addresses the following items:
      1. Why you want this degree
      2. Why you want this degree from the UofM
      3. What you hope the degree will help you do post-graduation
    2. Current resume
    3. Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended
    4. Three professional letters of application on letterhead
  3. The admission decision will be based on a holistic profile that includes, but is not limited to, information contained in the completed application packet described above. 
  4. Priority application deadline is April 1 for Summer/Fall admission. Priority application is November 1 for Spring admission.

Doctor of Education (EdD) in Leadership and Policy Studies (emphasis in either School Leadership or Policy Studies)

  1. Each applicant must submit a completed application packet to the University Graduate School that includes:
    1. A completed admissions application
    2. Official transcripts for all prior undergraduate and graduate courses
    3. An official report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score is NOT required.
  2. In addition, each applicant must submit the following items to the Department of Leadership:
    1. Letter of application that addresses the following items:
      1. Why you want this degree
      2. Why you want this degree from the UofM
      3. What you hope the degree will help you do post-graduation
    2. Professional resume
    3. Three letters of professional recommendation on letterhead
    4. A personal interview preceded by a writing sample will be scheduled with each applicant and admission decision will be made following the personal interview.
  3. The decision will be based on a holistic profile that includes, but is not limited to information contained in the completed application packet described above and obtained during the personal interview. Interested applicants are required to contact the departmental office to obtain admission forms and a more complete statement of admission guidelines.
  4. Priority application deadline is April 1 for Summer/Fall admission. Priority application is November 1 for Spring admission.

Doctor of Education (EdD) in Higher Education and Adult Education
(emphasis in either Higher Education Administration or Adult Education)

Program objectives are: (1) development of skills in leadership, higher education or adult education, policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation; (2) development of research skills such as data and the relationship to organizational effectiveness; and (3) knowledge and understanding within a concentration area.

  1. Each applicant must submit a completed application packet to the Graduate School that includes:
    1. A completed admissions application
    2. Official transcripts for all prior undergraduate and graduate courses
    3. An official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  2. In addition, each applicant must submit the following to the Department of Leadership:
    1. Letter of application that addresses the following items:
      1. Why you want this degree
      2. Why you want this degree from the UofM
      3. What you hope the degree will help you do post-graduation
    2. Professional resume
    3. Three letters of professional recommendation on letterhead
    4. The admission committee may request a personal interview.
  3. The admission decision will be based on a holistic profile that includes, but is not limited to, information contained in the completed application packet described above. 
  4. Priority application deadline is April 1 for Summer/Fall admission. Priority application is November 1 for Spring admission.