Doctoral Admissions

Located in the heart of the Washington-Baltimore-Annapolis region, Bowie State University boasts a best-of-all-worlds learning experience—30 high-quality master's, doctoral, and certificate programs delivered in a welcoming, supportive environment at affordable tuition rates. This unique combination empowers students to gain the advanced knowledge and leadership skills they need to excel in today's competitive business climate.



Students should obtain an application from the Office of Admissions or apply online After completing the downloaded application, students should return it to the Office of Admissions with the required nonrefundable application fee. The fee is $50 for doctoral programs. Checks should be payable to Bowie State University.


The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required for the Doctor of Education in educational leadership. The Doctor of Computer Science program does not require an admissions examination.

Both doctoral programs require recommendations. For the doctoral program in computer science, those writing recommendations should use the doctoral recommendation form. For the doctoral program in educational leadership, professional letters of recommendation are required, for which no form is necessary.


No more than six credits may be transferred into the two doctoral programs. The credits transferred must:

  1. Have been earned at a regionally accredited institution within the past seven years
  2. Meet or match the requirements of the program in which the student intends to enroll
  3. Not have been used to satisfy the requirements of an earned degree.


Students planning to enter in the fall semester should submit their application materials by April 1. International students should submit their materials by Jan. 1.

Students planning to enter in the spring semester should submit their application materials by Nov. 1. For international students, that deadline is Sept. 1.


Office of Graduate Admissions
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Rd.
Bowie, MD 20715-9465
Phone 301-860-3415 or 1-877-77-BOWIE
Fax 301-860-3518

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