Admissions Requirements


Program Prerequisites

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Required Materials

  • Application and application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
    • International transcripts must include an official course-by-course evaluation of all academic work from an accredited academic evaluating service
  • GRE (General Test) or MAT scores
    • In place of exam scores, you may submit a one-page bulleted description of your professional and educational activities over the last five years.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    •  Provide one letter from a colleague and one letter from a supervisor that attests to your demonstrated leadership, potential for further leadership development and the ability to benefit from doctoral study.
    • In 500 words or more, detail the following topics:
      • your reasons for wanting to undertake doctoral studies
      • your most significant personal and professional accomplishments
      • the extent to which your personal and professional responsibilities will allow you to devote the necessary time and effort to the program
      • a detailed description of your potential research topic
  • Writing sample
    • The writing sample may include your master’s thesis, a published or submitted journal article, a scholarly paper, or a document created for your institution
  • Résumé
  • Official TOEFL scores are required of applicants whose native language is not English.
    • The University of Bridgeport school code for TOEFL is 3914.



International Applicants

Please consult the International Admissions requirements page here, or for specific queries, contact your admissions counselor here.



Completed application and all supporting documents must be received by:

  • May 1 for priority consideration, July 15 (final deadline) for the Fall semester
  • October 1 for priority consideration, December 1 (final deadline) for the Spring semester