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Admission requirements: 

  • Complete the GSU online application (www.apply@govst.edu/apply    
  • A statement of interest (click for the form). (Upload in application portal)   
  • A vitae or resume. (Upload in application portal)    
  • Official transcript indicating a completed master’s degree from an accredited program. 3.0 GPA or higher is required. May be sent to  apotranscripts@govst.edu  
  • Three letters of reference forms (recommended: two (2) academic and one (1) professional. (Upload in application portal)     
  • Interview with the admissions committee (not all applicants will be interviewed)     
  • For the Superintendent strand you must hold a valid Illinois Professional Educator License with a General Administrative/Principal endorsement (Upload in application portal) and have two years' experience in an administrative position.   

Admissions process: 
- Application deadline for Fall 2024 is April 1, 2024, for the Higher Education Administration and Nonprofit/Social      Entrepreneurship concentrations. 
- The application deadline for the K-12 School Superintendency concentration if June 1, 2024.  


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 via email cjohnson@govst.edu

Additional Information:

  • 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 cjohnson@govst.edu.     
  • Please note that students admitted into the Fall cohort must attend the mandatory program orientation. The INLD Program Orientation will occur on Friday, August 23, 2024. 
  • 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. 


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