Application Requirements

Application Deadline Fall
Standard March 1*

Now accepting applications for Fall 2022 as space allows.

  1. Application for admission with a $45 graduate application fee
  2. Minimum 3.0 grade point average
  3. Prerequisite: Statistics
  4. Official student transcripts reflecting completion of a master's degree from an accredited college or university which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or the evaluated equivalency.
  5. A current résumé or curriculum vitae documenting professional and extracurricular experience
  6. GRE is not required, however, you may submit scores for consideration
  7. Three professional recommendations who are able to attest to your academic and professional character, and leadership experience and potential (one academic recommendation is preferred)
  8. A professional essay (APA format, no more than 4–5 pages) addressing the following topics:
    1.  One or two research topics that you may want to investigate as part of your PhD
    2. How earning a PhD in Leadership Studies fits in with your academic, professional and personal goals
    3. How your academic, professional and/or personal experiences make you a good fit for CBU's PhD in Leadership Studies program