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Admission Information

Thank you for your interest in the Learning and Leadership Doctoral Program. Applications are currently being accepted to the Fall 2015 doctoral cohort. The application deadline has been extended to February 28, 2015. Due to the cohort nature of the program, we do not offer rolling admission. We typically accept applications November – February for each upcoming Fall cohort.

To request to add your name to our list of prospective applicants, please email the Program Office with your contact information (email address, mailing address, and phone numbers).

Software requirements: The application forms linked below are in Adobe PDF format and a digital signature is required. If you do not already have Adobe Reader (version XI) installed on your computer, you will need to download a free copy here.

Special note to Mac users: Many Mac computers default to a program called Preview to look at .pdf files, which does not reveal the signature links on Adobe PDF. Please save the application documents to your computer and then open the documents using Adobe Reader.

Application Forms (please carefully review the Application Instructions)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all prior graduate work
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience, preferably in a leadership role

Admission Process

Application materials are processed by the UTC Graduate School and forwarded to the academic department for review by the Admission Committee. Following the review of complete applications, the Admission Committee will invite a select number of applicants to participate in a video conference interview. Applicants will be notified of admission status in early May. New cohort members will begin Induction activities in the Virtual Classroom in preparation for the required face-to-face multi-day activities in Chattanooga, TN, during Summer 2015 (the semester prior to the start of core coursework). The Induction 2015 face-to-face meeting dates will be announced by the Program Office upon acceptance. 

Admission Timeline

November -- February: Applications are processed by the UTC Graduate School

February / March: Complete applications are routed to the academic department for review by the Admission Committee

March / April: Admission Committee issues invitations for interviews

April: Interviews are conducted via video conference and final admission recommendations are made

Early May: Applicants are notified of admission status. 

May: Induction dates are announced to accepted participants.

May / June: Induction activities begin in the Virtual Classroom and pre-readings are assigned

July: Required multi-day face-to-face Induction activities in Chattanooga, TN, and enrollment in core coursework

August: Core coursework begins (6 graduate credit hours)