Application Requirements

Steps for Successful Submittal of Your Application

 

You must submit an application in order to be considered for entrance into a program in the Center for Leadership Studies. Directions for the application process for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Leadership and the Ph.D. in Leadership are listed below.

M.A. in Leadership

 

  1. Complete the online Application Form
  2. Admissions Essay: As part of the application form, you will need to upload a typed essay (double spaced, 1-3 pages) in which you:
    • Present a reflective autobiographical statement that discusses what has led you to want to be a graduate student in a leadership program (include such aspects as your relevant work experience, personal and professional interests, capacity to initiate and self-direct your learning and other appropriate information).
    • Discuss how you believe the Master of Arts program will enable you to become a more effective professional and principled leader in your field.
  3. Three references (You will be given a link at the end of this application form to give to your references for completion. Should your reference not wish to use our link, letters of recommendation may be mailed to: Tennessee Temple University Center for Leadership Studies - 1815 Union Ave. - Chattanooga, TN 37404.
  4. Official School Transcripts (Please request one official transcript from each educational institution you have attended. All official transcripts must be received by the Center for Leadership Studies office, unopened, directly from the college or university. Transcripts should be mailed to Tennessee Temple University Center for Leadership Studies - 1815 Union Ave. - Chattanooga, TN 37404 ). All international transcripts will need to be evaluated by WES (World Education Services). Information is available at www.wes.org.
  5. A TOEFL score of 80 for international students from non-English speaking countries.
  6. A $35 application fee (to be submitted upon completion of application form)

Please do not hesitate to contact the Center for Leadership Studies if you have any questions or need additional information. Phone – 423.493.4474   Email - PhD@tntemple.edu.

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Ph.D. in Leadership

 

  1. Complete the online Application Form
  2. Admissions Essay: As part of the application form, you will need to upload typed essay (double spaced, 5-10 pages) in which you:
    • Present a reflective autobiographical statement that discusses what has led you to want to be a doctoral student in the Ph.D. in Leadership program (include such aspects as your relevant work experience, personal and professional interests, capacity to initiate and self-direct your learning and other appropriate information).
    • Discuss how you believe the Ph.D. in Leadership program will enable you to become a more effective professional and principled leader in your field.
  3. Research Oriented Writing Sample: As part of the application form, you will need to upload a research oriented writing sample. Keep in mind the following when preparing your writing sample:
    • The sample should reflect well the applicant's writing and research abilities. A research paper from graduate studies will suffice.
    • The writing sample should be recent and indicate an applicant's current skills at writing, not past skills.
    • One purpose for the writing sample is to investigate "research skills" (another component of doctoral study) that demonstrates the ability to utilize a writing style format (e.g. APA, MLA)
    • Another purpose for the writing sample is to observe the applicant's skills at doing quality library research and integrating published research into an academic paper.
  4. Three references (one academic and two professional). Letters of recommendation should be mailed to Tennessee Temple University Center for Leadership Studies - 1815 Union Ave. - Chattanooga, TN 37404.
  5. Official School Transcripts (Please request one official transcript from each educational institution you have attended. All official transcripts must be received by the Center for Leadership Studies office, unopened, directly from the college or university. Transcripts should be mailed to Tennessee Temple University Center for Leadership Studies - 1815 Union Ave. - Chattanooga, TN 37404). All international transcripts will need to be evaluated by WES (World Education Services). Information is available at www.wes.org.
  6. A Current Résumé
  7. A TOEFL score of 80 for international students from non-English speaking countries.
  8. A $100 application fee (to be submitted upon completion of application form)

The Ph.D. Council reserves the right to request a personal interview with applicants.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Center for Leadership Studies if you have any questions or need additional information. Phone – 423.493.4474   Email - PhD@tntemple.edu.

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