Admission Requirements

M.Ed. and Ed.S. Admission Requirements
  1. Submit an application for admission.  
  2. Must have completed an appropriate baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  3. Submit all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from previously attended institutions.
  4. A score of 800 or above on the GRE, (OR)
  5. State required score on the PRAXIS II.
  6. A score of 380 or above on the MAT.
  7. Submit three letters of recommendation from: (1) a teacher or academic advisor on the undergraduate or graduate level, (2) a present or past employer, and (3) a minister or church leader where you now attend.
  8. Click on the Forms link to the right and scroll down to the Prospective Students section - download the Criminal History Form.  You will then follow the directions for the Background Check.
Ed.D. Admission Requirements

Requirement  Description 
 Previous Degree  M.Ed. or Ed.S.
 ~Master's or Education Specialist degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university or international equivalent
 Transcript Evaluation  ~Submit transcripts from all colleges and universities.  All foreign transcripts require a course-by-course evaluation from a foreign transcript evaluation service. 
 Minimum GPA  ~At least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in graduate coursework
 GRE Scores  ~Although we do not set minimum GRE scores for admission, we do require applicants to submit their official GRE scores.
 Educational or Professional Experience  ~A minimum of two years relevant experience in education
 ~Submit two successful evaluations from a principal and/or supervisor completed in the past three years indicating abilities as an educational/instructional leader. 
 Letters of Recommendation  ~Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are familiar with the applicant's scholarship and work history
(3 forms provided)
 Statement of Goals  ~Include professional goals (immediate, intermediate, and long term) and research interests.  Professional goals and research interests need to be compatible with the opportunities afforded through a degree in instructional leadership.
 Graduate Writing Sample  ~Provide a scholarly paper written by the applicant or a paper written by the applicant during prior coursework. 
 Resume' or Curriculum Vitae  ~A written description of educational background, work experience, and skills
 TOEFL  ~Applicants whose native language is not English or who have not earned a degree in the U.S. must, according to University policy, submit a TOEFL score (minimum of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 80 internet-based test).
Interview  ~Oral interview with two or more department faculty members
 ~An on-site writing sample will be required at this time that will relate to a current issue in education.
 Dispositions Self-Assessment  ~Evidence of the dispositions reflective of the mission and vision of the program
*A background check is needed if an applicant has not received a previous degree from FHU or if they are not currently working in a school system (verification of employment will be needed).