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Doctor of Education Program Admission

Doctor of Education Program Admission

Application Deadlines

February 1 - If applying for following fall or spring term.

September 1 - If applying for following spring or fall term.

We do not admit in the summer. 

Admission Requirements

GRE: The GRE IS REQUIRED for consideration into the doctoral program. 

If your GRE scores do not meet the minimum score requirements, or you do not have GRE scores to submit, please consider applying to the Superintendent Certificate program instead. 

Domestic Students
GPA: 3.0 in Master
GRE: 151 minimum verbal, 153 minimum quantitative and 4.0 minimum analytical writing

International Students
TOEFL: 550 minimum written or 80 minimum online, OR IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
GRE: 151 minimum verbal, 153 minimum quantitative and 4.0 minimum analytical writing

Additional Requirements
Must have a minimum of 2 years experience as an school administrator


** This is a high demand degree program and admission to the program is competitive.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure that an individual will be admitted.

** Preference in admission to this program is given to working school administrators in the state of Wyoming.  Applications from individuals in other educational settings will be considered for admission provided that there is space available in the program to accommodate additional students. 


How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to UW and the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design through the online applicant portal.

  • Access the UW graduate applicant portal. Make sure to use the corresponding application admittance semester indicated above.
  • After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the system including a link and your temporary username and password.
  • Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
  • Submit the application fee
  • Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (see below for details)
  • Agree to admissions terms and submit your application

Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts and GRE test scores to UW Admissions.

  • Official copies of GRE scores should be sent directly from GRE Reporting to UW Admissions.
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions should be requested and sent to UW Admissions at the following address:

    UW Office of AdmissionsKnight Hall 150Department 3435, 1000 E. University AvenueLaramie, WY 82071Phone: (307) 766-5160Toll Free: (800) 342-5996E-mail:


Note: Please do not wait to have ALL colleges send official transcripts to Admissions. It is University policy that the UW Admissions Office require official transcripts from every college you have attended. This includes your undergraduate transcript, AND all colleges that you have transferred coursework in from. This process can take some time to request, send, receive, and process. 

If you attended UW, you do not have to contact UW Admissions Office to send official transcripts to UW. They will know to "pull' them, when you are admitted. 

Official copies of GRE scores should be sent directly from GRE Reporting to UW Admissions.

Required Documents

Please include ALL documents listed below in order for your application to be considered.

  • A letter of intent addressing your potential for district level leadership
  • A current CV or resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official copies should be sent to UW Admissions)
  • GRE Scores
  • Current recommendation letters addressing leadership skills from three different referees (the portal will send a request to each of them after you enter their email addresses). Letters should be from those who are familiar with your leadership skills and one must be from your current superintendent or other administrator in the district office.

We prefer to review complete applications. Please be sure to complete your application!

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