Application Instructions

Listed below are pre-admission requirements, application instructions and deadlines for the Educational Administration: School Administration Ph.D. Program.

Pre-Admission Requirements

  • If you are able to meet the requirement of mandatory face-to-face sessions each semester, typically held in Indianapolis, Indiana, please submit unofficial transcripts to
  • A personalized Plan of Study will be developed and returned for your review.
  • If you are still interested in the program after reviewing your Plan of Study, please complete the application instructions below. Apply online once you have made contact with Steve Gruenert and he has encouraged you to apply.

Application Instructions:

  • Apply online.
  • Submit the following materials to Indiana State University, Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809-1904.
    • Official transcripts for all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate), which must be sent directly from the school attended to Graduate Admissions. E-transcripts should be sent to
    • A nonrefundable application fee of $45.00 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) or $65.00 (international students) payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check or money order payable to Indiana State University.
  • Please upload and attach the following as part of the online application process:
    • Departmental application
    • Resume/curriculum vitae
    • Documentation of all licenses and certifications held
    • Three letters of recommendation from persons who can comment on the applicant's potential as a school/district leader

Note: Returning ISU students must apply for re-admission if they have not attended ISU for more than two calendar years.