Admission to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) requires the following:

  • A completed online application
  • A master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from an international institution of higher education recognized by the ministry of education or other appropriate government agency
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (of a possible 4.00 GPA) achieved for all previous graduate coursework
  • Three years of related professional experience
  • Willingness to matriculate through the program of study as a member of a cohort (see “Cohort Participation” below)

Applicants for admission to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) must submit the following items:

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcripts reflecting all academic work completed at the baccalaureate and graduate level from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from an international institution of higher education recognized by the ministry of education or other appropriate government agency
  • Current résumé demonstrating three years of related professional experience
  • Personal and professional goal statement (up to 500 words)
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are familiar with the applicant’s academic and leadership potential (NAU may contact these references)

To complete the online application, please go to:
https://cclpapp.national.edu

Note: GRE scores are not required.

Admission Process

The NAU doctoral program admission committee reviews applications and admits students each academic term. The review committee is comprised of the following members, located at the Roueche Graduate Center (RGC): the dean of graduate students and academic support; the vice president and dean of graduate faculty and, the senior vice president and dean of master’s and doctoral programming. Once the required admission materials have been received and are deemed in order, the application process is considered to be complete.

Upon evaluating the completed application documents, the graduate school will notify the student, in writing, as to whether he/she is accepted into the Ed.D. Community College Leadership Program. The student will be placed in a cohort in regional proximity to his or her residence to reinforce the interactive-team environment of the CCLP cohort model. Based on availability, the student will have an option to join a cohort outside the geographic location, at the student’s expense.