Admissions Requirements the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

Admissions Step 1 – University Application

* Apply for admission to the university via ApplyTexas and pay a one-time application fee of $25. Applications must meet all university admission requirements prior to being considered for admission to a graduate program. 

* Submit original, official, sealed transcripts from all institutions attended, including master's degree and undergraduate degree. The admissions office will not accept photocopied or faxed copies, nor transcripts marked "Issued to Student." All degrees must be from an accredited university in an area related to the proposed studies. Minimum GPA 3.5 required for courses applied toward a master's degree. 

* Send transcripts to: Lamar University Graduate Admissions – P.O. Box 11614, Beaumont, TX 77710 or send electronically to  

* You will not be admitted to the Lamar University Graduate School until all transcripts have been received. 

Admissions Step 2 – Department Application

* Complete the Doctoral Program Application *

Department Application Requirements:

1.      Completed master’s degree from an accredited university 
GRE is waived for the 2022/2023 admissions cycle

2.      CV or Resume detailing the following:
a. Education
b. Work History
c. Teaching Experience in Education
d. Leadership Experience in Education
e. Other Leadership experiences
f. Education Certifications

3.      Application Essay (not to exceed 1500 words) that addresses the following:
a. What is your goal in pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership?
b. Why are applying to the Lamar program?
c. What do you anticipate having to change in your current schedule to be successful in the doctoral program?

4.      3 Professional Reference: * Request for references *