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Department of Educational Leadership and
Policy Studies (ELPS)

Admissions Requirements

Special Note: The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is accepting applications for MEds and CAGs starting Spring 2015.

ELPS Programs


Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies (HELPS)
PhD

Educational Administration Guided Leadership Experience -Annual Offerings

EAGLE course planning sheets

EdD

Educational Administration and Supervision

MEd, CAGS



Application Deadlines
Doctor of Education Fall: March 15th, PhD program in Higher Education, Fall: December 1st (preferred), but will review applications until February 20th; Master Degree in Education Admin, Fall: April 15th

Funding and Support for Graduate Students

For funding consideration for the HELPS program, submit your application by December 1st, 2016. The final deadline for all applicants is February 20th, 2017. In addition, the HELPS program has partnerships with several prominent higher education leadership and policy organizations in the Washington, DC area.

These organizations will provide a select number of students with graduate assistantship opportunities:

  • American Council on Education
  • United Negro College Fund
  • Excelencia
  • The Education Trust

Admissions Requirements

 

MEd

CAGS

EdD

PhD

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

X

X

X

X

Master’s degree from an accredited institution

 

X

X

X

Major in a teacher-training program

P

 

 

Minimum overall GPA

2.7

3.0

3.0

3.0

Minimum overall GPA in Major program

 

3.0

3.4

3.3

Official transcripts

X

X

X

X

Autobiographical sketch

X

X

X

X

Statement of  interest

X

X

X

X

Three (3) letters of recommendation

X

X

X

X

GRE scores

 

 

O

X

Teaching experience

X

X

X

Certification

 

 

P

Current employment in field

 

 

X

P

Current curriculum vitae

 

 

X

X

Interview with Program Coordinator

 

 

X

On-site interview w/faculty team

 

 

X

X

On-site written composition

 

 

X

X – Required
P – Preferred
O - Optional
 

Time Investment


Completion of the Master’s degree or CAGS requires approximately two years of full-time study or three years of part-time study. Courses are primarily available during the afternoon and evening, and limited courses are offered during the summer.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit for the HELPS program will be handled on a case-to-case basis, and will be decided by the student's advisor in consultation with the program coordinator.

Format of the classes

Admissions for the HELPS program will take place once per year and students will be admitted as a cohort. All classes wil be offered in the evening and some classes will be offered on-line or in a hybrid model (i.e., on campus and on-line)

Complete Application Online:

HU School of Education Online Portal MEd, CAGS, EdD and PhD programs

**Application packets will not be acted upon until they are complete.

For Information Contact:

Dr. Robert Palmer, Interim Chair
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
School of Education, Howard University
2441 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-7342
ELPS@howard.edu