Here, you empower others through strong leadership.
- Complete the GSU online application (www.govst.edu/apply).
- A statement of interest (click for the form).
- A vitae or resume.
- Official transcript indicating a completed master’s degree from
an accredited program. 3.0 GPA or higher is required.
- Three letters of reference forms (recommended: two (2)
academic and one (1) professional.
- GRE or MAT scores. GRE scores consist of a combined score of 300
or its equivalent, plus a score of 4.0 or better on the Analytical Writing
section; to register, go to http://www.ets.org/gre. Only
GRE scores from the past five (5) years will be accepted. GRE prep materials
can be found online at:http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/. MAT
information can be found at http://www.pearsonassessments.com/postsecondaryeducation/graduate_admissions/mat.html
- Interview with the admissions committee (not all applicants will
- For the Superintendent strand you must hold a valid Illinois
Professional Educator License with a General Administrative/Principal
endorsement and have two years experience in an administrative position.
Admission deadline for Fall 2020 is April 15, 2020.
Ms. Carla Johnson is the Academic Advisor in the College of
Education. She can assist you with the application process and answer your
questions about the admission process. Contact her at 708.235.3989, or via
Please mail ALL application materials to:
Governors State University
College of Education - Room G378
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484-0975
Attn: Carla Johnson
- The Ed.D. Interdisciplinary Leadership Admissions Committee will
review all completed applications. Based on this review, some applicants
will be contacted to arrange an interview with the Admissions Committee (note:
the Admissions Committee will not interview all applicants).
- Applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee's final
decision by the end of August.
- Information sessions will be held at GSU on a weekday in the
evening. Please click on the "information sessions" tab for more
information. If you plan to attend one of these sessions, send your
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please note also that students admitted into the Fall
cohort must attend a mandatory program orientation. They are held in
January and August - dates TBD.
- Appeals concerning admission decisions may be made only if it is
contended that there has been a material procedural error in the
Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctorate Program admission process. Appeals must
be made by the applicant in writing to the College of Education, Division
Chairperson, within 15 days after the date on the decision letter.
Jeremy Larson, INLD doctoral student
The GSU doctoral interdisciplinary program has equipped me to work with organizations and stakeholders throughout my community and region. When I began the program, I was under the strong assumption that K12 education administration should be a stand-alone program. As I am coming to an end on my program, I realize the impact working through an interdisciplinary approach has had on my communication and strategic planning. I value my experiences through this program because they strongly challenged my views on education. School leaders cannot work alone. We must work as community leaders.
Dr. Matt Cooney, Assistant Professor in Higher Education Administration
As a faculty member in the INLD Program, I work with students to co-create learning experiences that enhance their professional practice of leadership while simultaneously examining how their individual, group, and societal values impact how leadership manifests within various organizational contexts.