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. 

* Submit official GRE test scores. Scores should be sent directly to LU by the testing agency. Score requirements are competitive and cannot be more than five years old. Use school code 6360 for the GRE. The GRE requirement is not waived for any reason. 

* 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 and GRE scores have been received.  

* Have a minimum formal score established by the Lamar University Graduate Council and the College of Education and Human Development calculated on [GPA (Master's degree) x 200] + Verbal GRE score + Quantitative GRE score ≥ 1450. This formula is based on old GRE scoring numbers. To compare new GRE scores, visit the ETS Concordance Table: Example: [3.95 (sample GPA) x 200] = 790 + 500 (sample Verbal GRE score) + 550 (sample Quantitative GRE score) = 1840 (≥ 1450).  

Admissions Step 2 – Department Application

* Complete the Doctoral Program Application

The Formstack department application consists of the following:

  • A writing sample addressing the following topic: "The most pressing and current educational leadership issue." This writing sample should only be one page (single spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman). It should contain at least three paragraphs. The Admissions Committee will evaluate the writing sample based on the following criteria: organization, paragraph development and mechanics (spelling, grammar, punctuation).
  • A copy of your current resume/vita.