Admission Overview

The Doctor of Education in Learning and Organizational Change (EdD) is designed for working professionals who hold or seek organizational leadership roles across industries. Candidates in this collaborative online program desire to drive change through innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a variety of educational settings. They share Baylor’s commitment to a tradition of faith-based service and hope to employ these values in the meaningful change they create.

Applicants to the online EdD in Learning and Organizational Change program must hold a master’s degree with a GPA that demonstrates strong academic success, which is normally 3.0 or higher.

The online EdD program starts three times per year — in January, May, and August. Our admissions team accepts and reviews applications year-round on a rolling basis.

August 2018

August 2018
Deadline Date
First Day of Class August 20, 2018

January 2019

January 2019
Deadline Date
Priority Application Deadline October 1, 2018
Final Application Deadline October 29, 2018
First Day of Class January 14, 2019

The Baylor School of Education maintains the same admission standards for online programs as it does for on-campus programs. Successful applicants possess backgrounds that demonstrate an ability to excel in a doctoral program and a strong desire to have a positive impact in their field.

GRE test scores are not required to apply to the online EdD in Learning and Organizational Change program.

Application Requirements

All applicants must submit:

  • the online application
  • a resume/C.V.
  • official transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement
  • a video introduction

Master’s Degree Requirements

All applicants must have earned a master’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Additionally, applicants must have earned a master’s degree with a GPA that demonstrates strong academic success, which is normally 3.0 or higher. The master’s degree may be in any field relevant to the applicant’s profession, but the applicant should also have the appropriate background, experience, and goals for pursuing an EdD.

Official Transcripts

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all degree-bearing institutions they have attended. Note that unofficial transcripts will be needed, however, to complete the online application.

Letters of Recommendation

Of the three required letters of recommendation, one must come from a faculty member the applicant has worked with in his or her master’s program who can speak to the applicant’s aptitude for rigorous scholarly work, and one must come from a professional supervisor who can attest to the applicant’s qualifications and speak to the benefit an EdD would have on his or her professional practice.

Personal Statement

Applicants must write a personal statement that addresses three core concepts:

  • Their reasoning for pursuing an EdD
  • How their academic and professional experiences have prepared them for the program
  • A significant Problem of Practice relevant to their current context of professional practice

What is a Problem of Practice?

A Problem of Practice (PoP) is a situation that exists in one’s place of work, school, college, non-profit organization, or other professional setting involving a specific issue or innovation that results when values/goals are not entirely met.

Applicants are asked to indicate the importance of this problem within their educational landscape, as well as its potential to result in improved understanding, experience, and outcomes.

Video Introduction

All applicants must submit a recorded, five-minute video introduction. In the video introduction, they will answer a series of questions concerning their background and interest in the degree and submit it with their application. Applicants will work with an admissions counselor to schedule the video introduction.

If you have any questions about the program or admission requirements, you can contact one of our admissions counselors at any time at 1-855-227-1457 or soeadmissions@onlinegrad.baylor.edu.

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