In addition to completing all required application materials, strong applicants demonstrate the following competencies:
- Writing and speaking skills commensurate with graduate-level course requirements. Students observed with deficiencies will be referred to online and other resources for improvement and/or may be required to enroll in courses to develop these competencies.
- Adherence to APA formatting and professional, legal, ethical, and educational standards in academic writing.
- Proficiency in computer applications using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet searches, and library databases. Students lacking these skills will be referred to resources such as tutorials and courses to address the deficiencies.
- Competency in statistics sufficient to understand descriptive and inferential statistics in order to read and interpret empirical studies.
- Applied leadership experience. Professional practice could include academic leadership, management within a for-profit or not-for-profit organization, owning a business, or ministry experience.
- Evidence of global/international experience and/or background.
- An undergraduate GPA above 3.0 and a graduate GPA above 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale).
Additional Requirements for International Students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens and were born in a non-English speaking country will be required to complete an English proficiency exam as part of their application.
Indiana Tech’s minimum test score requirements are:
- Computer Based – 173
- Written – 523
- Internet Based – 70
- Computer Based for Graduate Admission – 213
- IELTS – 6.0
- PTE – 48
Indiana Tech considers the following countries English-speaking:
Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tobago, Trinidad, Uganda, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), Virgin Islands, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Unless academic transcripts come from a U.S. school, international applicants are asked to send for a course-by-course credential evaluation from an accredited evaluation service. Students are encouraged to be proactive and arrange for the credential evaluation report to be sent to the Ph.D. program office as soon as they begin the application process. Indiana Tech recommends the following agencies: