To be eligible for admission to the D.E.L., you need to have
completed a master’s or first professional degree in any field from a
regionally accredited institution.
In addition to the application, prospective D.E.L. students
- A nonrefundable application fee of $75, payable
to University of Charleston.
- Licensure or Credential Information, Career Focus, Personal Skills Assessment
- A discussion paper of approximately 1,500 to
2,500 words (about six to ten double-spaced pages of 12-point type) in which
you reflect on your motivation for pursuing the D.E.L. and explain how the
degree will help you explore your academic and professional interests and
goals. You should also address the qualities and experiences you would contribute
to a doctoral leadership cohort. The paper is an important part of the
admission committee’s decision making process.
- A résumé or curriculum vitae. Your current
résumé should include your education and work history, honors and awards,
publications and presentations, research experience (if any), and participation
in professional and community organizations.
- Official transcripts. Official transcripts from
all colleges and universities you have attended must be in a sealed envelope
and sent directly to UC Admissions If your degree is from a college or
university outside of the United States, you should first contact the D.E.L.
program coordinator to determine whether a transcript evaluation is needed. If
you are not a native speaker of English, you may also be required to submit a
score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International
English Language Testing System (IELTS).
- Two confidential recommendations, one personal
and one professional. Download the application reference form. Professional references can be from supervisors,
colleagues, or professors.
Please send all application materials to:
School of Business and Leadership
609 S. Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801
An interview with the
admissions committee, conducted in person or by telephone, is required of all
applicants. Once your application materials are received, a representative from
the UC School of Business and Leadership will contact you for an admission