The deadline for the 2023 LIIE cohort cohort was November 1, 2022; the next cohort will begin in summer 2026, so the likely application deadline will be November 1, 2025.
Applicants may only apply to one OLPD track.
Applications are not complete until ALL required materials and fees have been received. If anything is missing, your application may not be considered until the next review date the following year. It is strongly recommended to apply at least two weeks before any submission deadlines.
Applications are processed by the Graduate School. A decision for admission notice will be emailed to you once your application is carefully reviewed by the department's admission committee and your transcripts and any credentials (test reports, diploma copies, etc.) are authenticated by Graduate School officials.
Online application and instructions
Note: be certain to select "Org Ldrship Policy Dev-Comparative Intl Dev Educ - PhD" in the online application system when applying for this program. The system does not allow applicants to specify "LIIE."
Degree: Master's degree or equivalent
GPA: Undergraduate 3.0; Graduate 3.5
TOEFL/IELTS Scores (Not required for U.S. students):
- TOEFL: Internet based = 79 or above
(21 writing/19 reading)
- IELTS = 6.5