Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
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 persons knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic and/or professional competence.
3-year minimum work experience, preferably in higher education.
Current resume including pertinent publications and 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.
After a complete application is reviewed, a personal interview may be required. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is July 15. New cohorts start their studies around August 20 each year.
Attendance at one American Council on Education Annual Meeting.
Participation in at least two weekend lecture seminars scheduled by and at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.