Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a master’s or other post-baccalaureate professional graduate level degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education. Applicants should have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and at least two years of post-baccalaureate work experience. Admission is based on a review of a total profile with careful attention paid to the fit between the needs and aspirations of the student, and the learning objectives of the program. 

    Each applicant must submit the following information: 

    • A completed application providing demographic, employment, and academic information 
    • Copies of the Graduate Record Exam taken within the past three years reflecting quantitative, verbal, and analytical writing scores 
    • Three letters of recommendation conforming to the format provided in the application package 
    • Transcripts of all previous college work 
    • A resume delineating the scope, responsibilities, and functions of all positions held within the past five years 
    • A Statement of Purpose (limited to 500 words) that summarizes the perceived value of the OLL doctoral program - for the applicant’s personal and professional growth. 

    Applicants for whom English is not their first language may be required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language and Test of Written English along with a financial declaration and supporting documentation. 

    Students are encouraged to contact the Program Director early in the application process to discuss alignment of educational aspirations with programmatic goals and to address any questions regarding admissions requirements.