Academics

Leadership in Urban Schools Doctoral Program

Go to https://www.umb.edu/admissions/grad/apply for the general statement of admission requirements for all graduate programs, as well as the general application for graduate admission. Contact the program office (617.287.7601 or leadership.education@umb.edu) for program-specific application materials, which are described below. The application deadline is March 15.

The Leadership in Urban Schools (LIUS) Doctoral Program seeks applicants who already hold a master’s degree or equivalent, and who can demonstrate:

  • accomplishment in the field of K-12 education, particularly through school reform initiatives
  • sustained interest in the culture, structure, and operation of urban schools in new approaches to administration and policy development and in issues of learning and teaching
  • the potential for academic success and for completing the program without delay
  • a desire to provide leadership for change in urban education

Applicants are invited to demonstrate these qualifications through submission of an admissions portfolio consisting of:

  • an essay of approximately 1500 words describing the applicant’s aspirations and goals as a leader in urban schools and the ways in which these goals have been shaped by the applicant’s experience as a learner, educator, and/or participant in the effort to improve educational opportunities in the urban K-12 context
  • a resume or curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation
  • official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work
  • test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); submission of these scores is optional

The admissions committee will interview all finalists before making its recommendations for acceptance to the program.