Admissions and Financial Aid

We are now accepting applications for our 2014/15 term.

Our Priority Application Deadline is February 1, 2014 and our Final Application Deadline is May 1, 2014 or until the cohort is full.

The PhD program admits a cohort of 25-30 students each year, with the academic term beginning July 1 and ending on June 30.

 A master’s degree issued from an institution recognized by an accrediting body that has been approved by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and five years of relevant professional experience are minimum eligibility requirements. In addition, selection for admission will depend upon such characteristics as capacity for self-directed learning, evidence of strong academic skills and conceptual abilities, and an interest in interdisciplinary study and applied research.   Applicants must demonstrate a strong potential for individual and professional growth, evidence of leadership and aspiration to lead, and an interest in being a socially engaged professional.

For more information on the admissions process, contact:

Students in the PhD in Leadership and Change Program are eligible for federal financial aid and we have experienced financial aid counselors who can speak with you and assist you in the process. Financial aid for the PhD program is dispersed on a trimester basis. Contact for more information.

In addition to federal financial aid, many students in the PhD Program secure reimbursement from their employer. We will be happy to speak with your employer and complete all paperwork to assist you in securing this employee benefit. Contact for more information.

The PhD Program is also proud to announce several scholarships to assist new and continuing students.

Download the application here.