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Program Contacts

Margaretta B. Mathis, Ph.D.
Senior Director, John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership, and Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership
512-599-4322
mbmathis1@ksu.edu


Cynthia Tanner, Ed.D.
Assistant Director, Programs and Projects, John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership
512-599-4322
ctanner515@ksu.edu

College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5525
785-532-7304 fax
edcoll@k-state.edu

The Application Process

Because participants in the Ed.D. degree are pre-screened and are employer-selected, it is assured that participants will be exceptionally qualified even before university admission requirements are applied. This means the first qualification for cohort admission will be nomination by their respective community college employers, making participants clearly singled out for likely advancement upon graduation.

Participants also must satisfy Kansas State University’s program-specific criteria to gain admission, as the Department of Educational Leadership will require every program entrant to meet or exceed these standards on a continuous basis:

  • Completed application
  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or international institution of higher education recognized by the ministry of education or other appropriate government agency
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 achieved for all previous graduate coursework
  • Official transcripts reflecting all academic work completed at baccalaureate and graduate levels from regionally accredited institutions of higher education
  • Current curriculum vita demonstrating three years of related professional experience
  • Personal and professional goal statements
  • Three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead from professionals who are familiar with the applicant's academic and leadership potential
  • Willingness to participate throughout the program of study as a member of a cohort
  • Commitment to successfully completing all courses, internships, and field experiences in a prescribed calendar sequence to earn the Ed.D. degree