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Executive Doctorate in Professional Leadership

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines for Texas Residents and Out-of State Applicants

  • The application deadline for fall admission is June 1.

  • There is no spring or summer admission for the Executive Doctoral program.

Application Deadlines for International Applicants

  • For international applicants, the application deadline for fall admission is April 1.

How to Apply for Admission to the Executive Doctoral Program

Information on applying for admission may be found at:

Additional Information about Program Costs and Financial Aid
For general information on University of Houston tuition, fees and financial aid, please refer to the University of Houston Costs & Financial Aid website, at:

Baylor College of Medicine employees may be eligible for tuition assistance. For more information, contact the BCM Human Resources/Benefits office.

University of Texas Health Science Center employees may be eligible for reimbursement and time off for job-related training and education. For more information, UT Health employees should review the Handbook of Operating Procedures policy regarding Reimbursement and Time Off for Job-Related Training and Education ( and contact their department.

Who is Eligible to Apply for this Program?
Applicants must possess a master's degree or higher, and are currently working, have worked, or are interested in working at a healthcare institution, or in private practice. Physicians, dentists and nurse educators who work in the Texas Medical Center make up a majority of students in this program, however it may also be beneficial for researchers, program coordinators, residents, fellows and others interested in leadership positions in academic healthcare settings.

Admission Criteria
Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.6 for undergraduate coursework (A = 4.00) and a master's degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 for master's level coursework.

Applicants must take all three sections of the Graduate Record Exam (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing). Scores for the GRE must be no more than five years old as of the application deadline. Our institutional codes is: 6870.

Admission to graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction require the following: 

  1. Admissions applications must be submitted online through the UH Graduate School menu, at:

  2. Applicants should request that one set of official transcripts be sent to:
    University of Houston Graduate School
    More information may be found at:

  3. Applicants should request that official results of the Graduate Record Examination test scores be sent to the University of Houston Main Campus.

  4. All applicants must also submit the following documents:

    Statement of Interest

    Resume or Curriculum Vitae

    Writing Sample
    Letters of Recommendation

  5. An $80 fee for a domestic application and $75 fee for an international application must be submitted.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

All applicants who have not already earned a terminal degree (such as an MD, DDS, PhD, etc.) are required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), but there are no minimum scores required for admission. Applicants are expected to score at least at the 35th percentile of each section of the exam, however, GRE scores are just one measure we use to assess suitability for the program. Each applicant is treated on an individual basis and admissions decisions are made by a faculty admissions committee that determines which applicants will be the best fit for this program.

The GRE is offered as a computer-based exam throughout the year at the University of Houston Testing Center on the main campus of the University of Houston.

Call (713) 743-5386 Monday through Friday to register for the exam at the University of Houston.

The exam is scored by the Educational Testing Service. Scores are forwarded to the University of Houston from ETS approximately ten days after the examination. More information on on the GRE can be found at the ETS website at 

Free GRE General Test Preparation Materials are available online from ETS: .

Online Guide to Taking the GRE:

International Admissions

All applicants who did not graduate from native English-speaking countries are required to provide adequate proof of their English proficiency before receiving admission to the University of Houston. A satisfactory score of 550 on the TOEFL paper based exam or 213 for the computer-based exam or 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) is generally acceptable proof of English proficiency. 

The minimum required IELTS score for admissions is 6.5 on a scale from 1 to 9. Applicants are expected to complete the Test of Written English portion of the TOEFL whenever it is included as part of the exam. Scores must not be more than two years old. Scores should be sent directly to the university from the testing center and photocopies or other duplication of scores are not acceptable. When sending scores, be sure to include the University of Houston's ETS School Code, which is 6870.

You are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement if you:

  • Have earned a high school diploma or bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. high school, college or university.

  • Speak English as your native language. This exemption refers to students from Australia, the Bahamas, and Belize, the British Isles, and English-speaking Canadian provinces, the Fiji Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Trinidad, the United States, the Virgin Islands, the West Indies and Zimbabwe.

More information about International Admissions may be found online at: 

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