Leadership in Education

Application deadline and instructions

Applications are due by July 1 for Fall semester start, November 1 for Spring semester start, and March 1 for Summer session start.

Applications are not complete until ALL required materials and fees have been received. If anything is missing, your application may not be considered until the next review date the following year. It is strongly recommended to apply at least two weeks before any submission deadlines.

Applications are processed by the Graduate School. A decision for admission notice will be emailed to you once your application is carefully reviewed by the department's admission committee and your transcripts and any credentials (test reports, diploma copies, etc.) are authenticated by Graduate School officials.

Online application and instructions

Admission requirements

Degree: Bachelor's degree

GPA: Undergraduate 3.0

GRE scores: Not required

TOEFL/IELTS Scores (Not required for U.S. students):

  • TOEFL: Internet based = 79 or above
    (21 writing/19 reading)
  • IELTS = 6.5


If a graduate student in an OLPD program has become inactive they must follow the readmission procedures.

Tuition and funding

OLPD Graduate Assistantship Application
Upload your completed application via the online application under the "Program Supplementary Information" section as "upload 1".

Tuition information: CEHD | OneStop

Financial aid: CEHD | OneStop


Jeremy Hernandez
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
612-626-9377 | herna220@umn.edu