Admission Requirements

Leaders Exploring Administrative Possibilities (LEAP)

Department of Leadership Studies

If you are interested in applying to this program for Fall 2014, please email to be added to the interest list.

Application Checklist 

  • The University of San Diego Graduate School Admission Application
  • One official sealed transcript from all colleges and universities attended, including community colleges. Foreign transcripts must be accompanied by a Course-by-Course transcript evaluation from WES.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation. One letter must be from the applicant's current supervisor.
  • A current resumé or curriculum vita
  • Written Narrative. Please answer each question thoroughly. Maximum of four one-sided, double-spaced, U.S. letter sized pages with no less than 10-point font.
    • Why would you like to participate in the LEAP Program?
    • How does your background and experience qualify you for the program?
    • Please describe the successes you have had as an educator thus far.
    • What skills and knowledge do you think are needed to become an effective school leader?

Admissions Requirements

Education Requirements

  • Applicants must complete a bachelor’s degree prior to beginning the program.
  • The minimum cumulative Grade Point Average is 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • This program does not have any specific prerequisite courses.

Experience Requirements

Candidates are expected to have a minimum of two years of experience in schools, working as teachers or in other professional roles.  

For questions about this program or the admissions requirements contact:

Office of Admissions and Outreach
School of Leadership and Education Sciences
University of San Diego
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 149

Phone: (619) 260-7988