Stetson University

Graduate Programs

Educational Leadership Admission

Admission to a program of study requires evidence of the applicant's ability to pursue graduate study and to complete the requirements for the specific degree program. An applicant may take up to six credit hours while seeking admission. To seek admission to a graduate program, a candidate must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution.

Important Dates

Spring 2015

  • Application Available: Friday, August 1, 2014
  • Priority Application Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • Final application date: Monday, December 1, 2014
  • Classes begin: Saturday, January 10, 2015

Admission Materials

Required Application Materials

  • Application for Admission
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation; one of the forms must be completed by the applicant's current principal
  • Copy of professional teaching certificate. Applicants that are not fully certified teachers must submit passing scores on the General Knowledge test. Additional coursework may also be required.
  • One of the following:
    • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in upper division courses
    • A master's degree from an accredited university
    • 12 or more credits of post-baccalaureate work at the 300 level or above with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
    • If the cumulative GPA is below 3.0, the applicant must score in the 50th percentile or better on the G.R.E. or have a score of 410 on the M.A.T.

Application materials should be sent to Stetson University:

Stetson University Office of Graduate Admissions
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
Unit 8289
DeLand, Florida 32723
Fax: 386-822-7112
Email: gradadmissions@stetson.edu

The spring 2015 application will be available August 1. However, additional application materials may be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions throughout the summer. For more information about the educational leadership program, please complete the online inquiry form.

Deadlines

To ensure adequate review, it is recommended that all application materials are submitted by the final application date stated above. Application decisions will not be made until all application materials are received.

International Students

The following additional requirements apply to international applicants:

Submit your transcripts

Official transcripts from your undergraduate degree are required. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours.

If the grading and evaluation system used by your education system differ from those used by the United States education system, you must provide official translation and a course-by-course evaluation of undergraduate/graduate degree studies. Please use one of the following evaluation services for your course-by-course evaluation:

World Educational Services
22 Prince St.
PMB 101
New York, NY 10012

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Ave.
Miami, FL 33173

Take an English proficiency test

All applicants for admission whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit a scored of 90 or better on the Internet-based test. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies for additional information; the office's contact information is at right.

Submit immigration forms

Upon admission, WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning will assist students in obtaining a student visa. To issue the U.S. Immigration Form I-20 "Certificate of Eligibility," the department must have on file acceptable documentation and evidence showing that the admitted student has funds to pay for the first year of study at Stetson University. The student should keep a copy of this financial documentation as he/she will need to present it at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate as part of the visa application procedure. Please contact the department at 386-822-8165 or isss@stetson.edu with questions regarding this step.

Please send all necessary documentation to WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning at:

  • Department of International Learning
    Stetson University
    421 North Woodland Boulevard
    Unit 8412
    DeLand, Florida 32723

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