Admission Requirements

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In addition to completing Rider University’s Application for Graduate Admission, students applying to the MA in Educational Leadership Principal Cohort are required to provide the following:

• Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA

• Copies of most recent teacher evaluations for last two years 

• Three letters of recommendation (one from supervisor, principal, colleague)

• A current professional résumé

• Essay on outlook of school leadership (250–500 words)

Now accepting applications.


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To Learn More
If you are interested in the Principal Leadership Cohort of Rider’s M.A. in Educational Leadership, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admission
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ, USA 08648-3099
[email protected]
800-257-9026 or 609-896-5036