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One of the greatest benefits of a smaller graduate program is the opportunity we have to know our students in meaningful ways. This benefit also applies to our prospective students. We are grateful and honored by your interest in the program, and we are excited to get to know you through the admissions process. Please know that we stand by ready to help you and answer any questions you may have throughout the process.

Apply today! Classes begin in September.

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Application Process

Taylor University is seeking applicants who are committed to preparing themselves professionally and personally. Applicants must possess or anticipate a Master’s degree from an accredited U.S. or international college or university and should demonstrate academic and/or professional leadership experience.

Completed applications for the Ph.D. in Leadership Program will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the summer cohort has reached enrollment capacity.

The following application items are required for our Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership application process:

Admissions Application

  1. Admissions Narrative
    • Personal qualities/experiences demonstrating leadership
    • Professional goals
  2. Resumé
    Upload this during the online application.
  3. Transcripts
    Submit official transcripts from all previous graduate institutions to Taylor University via mail (address provided during online application process).
  4. References
    Submit email addresses for three references: two academic (or one academic, one student leadership) and one pastoral.
  5. Writing Sample
    Upload a 1500-word, academic writing sample

Admissions Interview

We will schedule an admissions interview with you after receiving your application.

We are happy to conduct admissions interviews in-person or via Zoom.

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