Admission and Application Procedures

Admission to the UNO Graduate School requires an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 and a graduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher. GRE scores of 300 (combined quantitative and verbal) are considered as competitive criteria in evaluating applications to the doctoral program, however GRE scores are considered in combination with an applicant’s professional and academic qualifications.

Students whose degrees are not from United States colleges or universities must provide English translations of academic records, certified by a U.S. foreign service officer and/or admissions officer.


Applications will be reviewed twice yearly for admission to educational leadership doctoral programs – in the Spring for Fall admission, and in the Fall for Spring admission. Applications received by October 1 in the Fall and February 1 in the Spring will receive priority consideration. Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions as soon as the process has been completed. Please call the program office for an update on the status of your application if you have not heard by November 15 (for Spring admission) and March 15 (for Fall admission).

UNO Graduate School

All doctoral candidates are to submit an online application to the UNO Graduate School. Please read the application instructions.