Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership Interview and Decision Dates

Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy in educational leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty member in their concentration area to discuss the program. Applicants must be available on the interview dates below.

The next admissions cycle will start in January 2017 for students starting the program in fall 2017 or summer if requested.


Students beginning fall 2017*

Students beginning fall 2018

Applicants must submit all required materials within the online application on or before:
Jan. 15, 2017
Jan. 14, 2018

Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been chosen for the candidate pool by:

Feb. 9, 2017
Feb. 8, 2018

Individuals chosen to be in the candidate pool will be interviewed by faculty members on:

Feb. 16, 2017,
Feb. 20, 2017
Feb. 15, 2018,
Feb. 19, 2018

Applicants will be notified about the status of their application (accepted, waiting list, or not accepted) by:

March 6, 2017
March 5, 2018

Accepted applicants will need to notify the department of their intent to enroll in the educational leadership doctoral program by:

April 3, 2017
April 2, 2018

Applicants on the waiting list will be notified if additional admissions are available:

April 14, 2017
April 13, 2018

*An additional application cycle, with a deadline of May 1, 2017, has been established for those applying for entry Summer II or Fall 2017.  If selected, interviews will begin May 25, 2017.

Questions? Contact the educational leadership graduate office at (269) 387-3893.