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Executive PhD in Leadership Admission Requirements

 Requirements

Admission to our University is very competitive as well as selective and we review each application by the same standards.

  • Application and Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts must be received for all undergraduate and graduate coursework from regionally accredited colleges or universities directly from the issuing college or university
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale in Masters and all subsequent graduate work
  • Any international course work complete must have official transcript evaluations completed and submitted to the University by the evaluation firm. Evaluations MUST include GPA for admission. Approved Evaluation Firms are:
    • World Education Services (WES)
    • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
    • International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
    • Educational Perspectives (EP)
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the 8 International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This requirement is waived for students who have completed bachelor’s or master’s level coursework in the U.S. at regionally accredited institution. The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are: 
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) - 550 
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) - 79 
    • IELTS - 6
  • Written Interview/Writing Sample
  • Students applying for residency and an F-1 VISA must provide a copy of their current passport.
  • Admission to the Executive Program is completed by a review of the above documents
  • Upon Admissions to the Executive Program, a non-refundable $250 deposit is required for course registration

All admissions materials should be submitted to International Graduate Admissions:

University of the Cumberlands
International Graduate Services

649 S. 10th Street Suite B
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone 606.539.3577
Toll Free 800.343.1609   ext. 3577
Email digs@ucumberlands.edu