Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in last 30 hours of graduate credit.
  • Letter of intent explaining applicants career goals as related to the doctoral program.
  • Two letters of reference from colleagues knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic and/or professional competence.
  • 7-years minimum work experience, preferably in advancing roles of leadership.
  • Current resume including any pertinent publications or presentations.
  • Complete application (link to application) and non-refundable $50 fee.
  • All official transcripts from institutions of higher education.
  • No transfer credit accepted.
  • International transcripts to be evaluated by either ECE or WES.
  • Students on U.S. Visas are not eligible.

Admission Process

After a complete application is reviewed, a pre-recorded video or phone interview may be required. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with new cohorts starting in either January or August each year.

College of Education and Health Services
Benedictine University

Christopher Duffrin, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Education and Health Services

Erica George
Assistant to the Dean

Email: egeorge@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6084

Hours: 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.

By Mail:
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Kindlon Hall, Room 258
Lisle, IL 60532

Fax: (630) 829-6281