Sep 17, 2019  
Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 Graduate Catalog

Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership & Practice


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Admission and Graduation Requirements for the Ed.D.

  1. Applicants must hold a minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  2. Official transcripts must be submitted which show the master’s degree confirmation. Applicants with international degrees must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).
  3. Students must submit evidence of Graduate Record Exam General Test (GRE) scores of at least 305 (verbal and quantitative combined). Graduate Record Exam completion must have occurred within five years of the date of admission.
  4. Applicants must submit a brief, 2-page resume/vita highlighting the personal and professional achievements of the applicant, including experience working and/or teaching in higher education.
  5. Applicants must submit a statement of purpose (admissions essay) for obtaining the EdD degree in Higher Education Leadership and Practice.

Requirements for admission can also be found here.

Provisional Admission

Students who do not meet the regular admission criteria may be granted provisional admission if they achieve the minimum GPA and GRE scores required for provisional status provided there is space available in a particular cohort and pending a successful admission appeal. See Appeal of Graduate Admission for details. Note: unofficial GRE score reports are acceptable for use during the admissions process. If admission is granted, official results must be provided to Graduate Admissions at UNG prior to enrollment.

Provisional degree-seeking students:

  • may register for a maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit.
  • will be reviewed to determine eligibility for regular admission following completion of six hours.
  • are not eligible for federal financial aid while enrolled in courses as a provisional student.
  • will not be allowed to continue in the program if a grade of C or lower is earned in any graduate course.
  • may apply for readmission after three semesters from the date removed from the program because of a deficient grade by submitting a new application to Graduate Admissions with a letter addressed to the program coordinator requesting readmission.

Requirements

  1. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  2. General Record Exam (GRE) score not less than 305 verbal and quantitative scores combined)
    • Notes: Unofficial GRE score reports are acceptable for use during the admissions process. If admission is granted, official results must be provided to Graduate Admissions at UNG prior to enrollment.
    • Only test scores less than five years old will be considered.
  3. Required Supplemental Documents
    • Applicants must submit a brief, 2-page resume/vita highlighting the personal and professional achievements of the applicant, including experience working and/or teaching in higher education.
    • Applicants must submit a statement of purpose (admissions essay) for obtaining the EdD degree in Higher Education Leadership and Practice.

Transfer Credit Requirements

Requests for transfer course credit for courses completed at regionally accredited institutions within six years will be reviewed by the College of Education admissions committee upon the request of the student. Requests must include the syllabus for the semester in which the proposed transfer course credit was completed. Requests may only include courses from programs at the Ed.S., Ed.D. or Ph.D. levels. Transfer credit award will be up to 15 credit hours.

Notice Regarding Online Offerings

In compliance with state authorization for the delivery of distance education, UNG online courses, degrees and certificate programs are not available in some states. If you are not a Georgia resident, email onlineapproval@ung.edu to check program availability in your state. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state authorization of online offerings. Other inquiries should be directed to the academic department offering the online program or to Graduate Admissions.

International applicants who must be issued an F-1 visa by UNG to enter the United States to attend school may not apply for completely online programs or part-time programs (less than nine hours fall and spring semesters).

Academic Standing Policy

Ed.D students whose academic performance is unsatisfactory will be subject to the following:

  1. Probation – No student may be a candidate for the degree while on probation due to a grade point average below a 3.0. Probation will be removed when the student’s grade point average reaches 3.0 or higher. Only grades of D or F must be repeated in order to receive degree credit. Students who are on probation may not register until advised. Student will be placed on probation for any of the following reasons:
    • Student’s cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0.
    • Student earns a grade of C or lower.
  2. Suspension – No student may enroll in graduate courses at UNG while on suspension. Courses taken at another institution during the period of suspension will not be recognized for transfer credit. After serving a suspension period of three semesters, a student seeking to reapply must submit a new application to Graduate Admissions and a letter written to the Dean of the College of Education presenting a rationale for readmission. The student will be readmitted only upon approval of the Dean and the College of Education and the College of Education Graduate Office. If readmitted, the student will have the same grade requirements for progress. Readmission will not be considered for students who have received four grades of C or lower. Student will be placed on suspension for any of the following reasons:
    • Student earns two grades of a C or lower.
    • Student has already served three consecutive semesters on academic probation.

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