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Admission Requirements

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

1. Apply online or download graduate application. Submit application.

2. $50.00 Deferred application fee (Assessed during financial check in)

3. Official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copy).

4. Master's degree in education (or a related field) with a 3.0 GPA from an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Applicants with a non-educational master’s degree may be required to complete M.Ed. core courses (up to 12 additional hours) before taking any post-graduate coursework.

5. Recommender Contact Information for 2 references

6. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report - total verbal and quantitative score of 900, as well as a 4.0 or better on the analytical writing section (for tests taken before August 2011) or a total verbal and quantitative score of 300, as well as a 4.0 or better on the analytical writing section (for tests taken after August 2011). 

OR

Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score report - total score of 400 or better (for tests taken in or after October 2004) or a total score of 50 or better (for tests taken before October 2004)

 

If GRE/MAT scores are less than five years old, Liberty University Online will accept official scores reports.

If the GRE/MAT scores are more than five years old, Liberty University Online will accept them in one of the following forms:

  • A faxed, emailed, or mailed copy directly from a previous school
  • Mailed scores that are in the original sealed envelope from the testing center
  • Official transcripts with the scores listed

7. Professional vita

8. TOEFL scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test; 80 internet-based test)

Please note: Guidelines are subject to change in federal or state regulations for the licensure of school personnel.


Preliminary Acceptance Policy for Post-MA programs:

For post-graduate admission: The student is within 6 hours of completion for a 30-48 hour graduate program or 9 hours of completion for a 49 or more hour graduate program. 

Official college transcript policy

An acceptable official college transcript is one that has been issued directly from the institution, and is in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back. If you have one in your possession, it must still be in its original sealed envelope with a signature across the back.


Contact Information

Call: (800) 424-9595 (toll free); (434) 582-7800 (direct)

luograd@liberty.edu

Please send all official college transcripts to:

Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

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