Sep 26, 2022  
School of Graduate, Professional and Extended Studies 2022-23 
    
School of Graduate, Professional and Extended Studies 2022-23

Leadership - Admissions Information


Gordon College welcomes women and men of academic promise who wish to enroll in a program leading to the Master of Arts in Leadership and the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership degrees. Candidates who demonstrate capacity for graduate work, potential to contribute to the knowledge of leadership, and who wish to study in an atmosphere where the Christian faith is applied to learning are invited to enroll for graduate study.

Permission to take graduate courses at Gordon College for the first time is granted by the Graduate Office, based on the submission of a formal application and review of all undergraduate and graduate study transcripts and a signed agreement to abide by Gordon College’s Life and Conduct Statement while on campus.

Master of Arts Program Requirements for Admission

  • A completed graduate program application
  • One official transcript of each degree earned from accredited undergraduate and graduate schools. These transcripts must be originals, not photocopies, and should be sealed in the original envelope from the registrar of the institution.
  • A professional resume
  • An academic reference which evaluates the candidate’s ability to complete work at the graduate level
  • A personal reference which speaks to the applicant’s character
  • A professional reference which speaks to the applicant’s appropriateness for leadership
  • A statement of purpose essay, generally 500-700 words, which offers you an opportunity to demonstrate your writing skills as you explain your goals and aspirations as a leader and why you are seeking to continue your education at Gordon College. Be sure to mention any experience you think is pertinent to the program to which you are applying.
  • Payment of a $75 nonrefundable application fee, made payable to Gordon College

* If new to Gordon graduate program

Education Specialist Program Requirements for Admission

  • A completed graduate program application
  • One official transcript of master’s degree earned from accredited undergraduate and graduate schools.  The transcript must be original, not a photocopy, and should be sealed in the original envelope from the registrar of the institution.
  • Master’s program GPA of at least 3.3**
  • A professional resume
  • A professional reference
  • A statement of purpose essay, generally 500-700 words, which offers you an opportunity to demonstrate your writing skills as you explain your goals and aspirations as a leader and why you are seeking to continue your education at Gordon College. Be sure to mention any experience you think is pertinent to the program to which you are applying.
  • Payment of a $75 nonrefundable application fee, made payable to Gordon College

* If new to Gordon graduate program
** Please note: Students with promise but less than a 3.3 master’s grade point average may be admitted on a provisional status.