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Fort Hays State University
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Rarick Hall 232
Phone: 785-628-4283
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Admission Requirements for the Specialist in Education Program: Education Leadership

• Meet FHSU Graduate School Requirements
• Have Master's degree
• Earned a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in graduate coursework.

Application Process

Please complete an application online and submit the additional materials listed on the Graduate School Website. When applying for this degree program on the Graduate School application, look for the title Specialist in Education: Education Leadership on the application.

Submit the following documents with your application:


  1. A statement of professional goals related to the completion of Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree including how achievement of the Ed.S. will assist you in achieving your goals.
  2. Two letters of reference from supervisors and/or professional peers who are familiar with your work and can assess your potential ability and skills to pursue a doctoral degree.
  3. A resume or curriculum vita of education and professional experiences.
  4. Official transcripts for all college work completed, documenting conferral of a graduate degree.

A committee will review your file and forward a recommendation of approval or denial to the Dean of the Graduate School. Applicants who do not enroll within one academic year after admission may be required to reapply for admission.

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