Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies
    301 Graves Hall, Box 870302, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Instructional Leadership, PhD
Specialty Area(s) Offered: Instructional Technology, Social and Cultural Studies in Education, Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction K-12
Program Director(s): Dr. John Petrovic - Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies, (205) 348-0465
Application Contact: n/a
Allow admission with permission to continue?    n/a   
Allow conditional language admission?   Yes  
Offer accelerated master’s program (AMP)?   n/a  

Admission Requirements
Item NameDescription
Application Fee
Please note that the graduate application fee is non-refundable.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Applicant's resume.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading schemes. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission), 2.5 (for admission with permission to continue).
Graduate Entrance Exam Scores
Official GRE score (School Code: 1830), GMAT score or MAT score (School Code: 1012).
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300.
Test score is waived for previous graduate degree.
English Proficiency Test
Official English proficiency test score from TOEFL, IELTS or PTE – required for applicants whose first language is not English, unless they have a U.S. degree earned within three years (of enrolling in their graduate program) or have studied in the U.S. for two years immediately prior to enrolling here.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Writing SampleAll applicants to the Instructional Leadership PhD are required to submit a writing sample. Applicants to the SCS concentration only should adhere to the following instructions: Please read one article that best reflects your research interests from one of the following journals in our field: American Educational Research Journal, Educational Studies, History of Education Quarterly, Journal of Philosophy and Education, Curriculum Inquiry, Teachers College Record, or Educational Theory. Upon reading the article, write a 2-3 page analysis that identifies and summarizes the argument(s), indicates the supporting features of the argument, and provides an analysis of the conclusions as they relate to your understanding of the issue, drawing on your personal and professional experience if appropriate. On a cover page, please include the full citation (following the APA Manual of Style) of the article. If you do not have full access to a university library, in most cases you can still search for these journals on those library sites and see both titles and abstracts. If you, then, do not have access to the full article(s) that you would like to read, please contact the program Coordinator, Dr. John Petrovic ( and we will gladly assist you.
Departmental Information Sheet
Provide degree and enrollment information for the department.