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The College of Education offers the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Education with an emphasis in community college leadership. The College of Education is committed to excellence in its doctoral program. In order to meet this commitment admission is limited and competitive. Doctoral students enroll as members of a cohort with the goal of completing all degree requirements within three to four years.
The program is designed to prepare individuals whose career path includes academic and/or executive leadership in community colleges. Its focus is on the application of current research and literature to problems in education as they pertain to community colleges.
Individuals entering the program must have completed a master’s degree in education or a related field, or the equivalent in post baccalaureate graduate-level course work.
Applicants must have a minimum of three years of professional experience in community colleges or a professional field related to teaching, learning and/or leadership. (see attached) International Students In addition to the above, College of Education graduate admission standards for international students require:
The application deadline is March 31. There are two parts to the application. You must complete the Graduate School application online and submit an official copy of all transcripts to the Graduate School, 300 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2106. You must also submit a College of Education application. Applications received after March 31 will be reviewed on a space-available basis only. Applications must be complete before they are reviewed for admission consideration.
As you consider applying for admission to our program and prepare your application packet (.pdf, .doc), it is important that you know the criteria on which your application will be evaluated. The areas described below are those that the faculty will consider as they review your file. Your packet should attempt to respond to all areas. You are encouraged to contact a member of the Community College Leadership Program faculty if you have questions in the preparation of your application materials.
The Community College Leadership Program requires an interview of selected applicants as a part of the application process. Interviews are typically held on campus in late April and/or early May.
While the CCLP has an emphasis in administrative leadership, an increased sophistication in understanding and using research and in producing useful research projects is one of the desired outcomes of the program. To this end, a culminating dissertation is required. Each participant will participate in selecting an available College of Education faculty member to serve as major professor and doctoral committee chair.
The selection of applicants will be based on all data from the application file, the interview, and writing ability. Because this is a cohort program, admission consideration is in part based on the ability of the applicant to enhance and enrich the experience of the cohort members. Admission is also based on the availability of major professors and resources within the College of Education. Your application must be complete at the time of the interview.
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