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Admission to Doctor of Transformational Leadership (DTL) Program


Admission to the Doctor of Transformational Leadership (DTL) degree at BGU is based on a selection process conducted by the Academic Cabinet (AC). The AAC reviews each application thoroughly to determine the applicant's qualifications as well as compatibility of the university programs to the applicant's educational goals. The applicant will be presented to the AC for consideration after all required application materials have been received by the university.

Admission Requirements

Degree Credential
A Masters degree in any subject at an accredited institution, and
Leadership Experience
a minimum of five years of influence in a specific sector of society (e.g., private, public, non-profit/NGO, business, government, social service, ministry, etc.). Any exception to the academic qualifications will be considered under Special Student Status by the Academic Cabinet. Only a limited number of applicants will be admitted as Special Students.
English Language
Each student must demonstrate English-proficiency by: (1) showing that it is his/her native language, or (2) by having successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate school program in which English is the primary method of instruction, or (3) exhibiting sufficient English-language capabilities to succeed in the classroom and in the BGU DTL program as measured by a score of not less than 80 on the internet-based TOEFL or TOEFL-equivalent exams taken within the last five years. As an alternative to the TOEFL, BGU will accept the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), where the students have scored 6.5 or better.

Alternatively, if the student is from Mainland China, he or she will be required to attend the Total Immersion Program (TIP) that is held at Beijing University and must present a copy of the certificate that is awarded at the completion of that program. All students who are admitted using the TIP program will be admitted on a conditional basis. Once the student has successfully completed their first three courses (9 credit hours), they may be admitted under regular status if their course performance has proven satisfactory for graduate level work.