Application Checklist

Doctorate in Language and Literacy


Please send all application materials to:

Cardinal Stritch University
Office of Graduate Admissions, Box 437
6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985

Application for Admission to the Doctorate in Language and Literacy (Ph.D.) program

Apply online (the application fee is waived for those who apply online).

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts (from every college or university attended) must be submitted in a sealed envelope directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. We suggest that you request your transcripts as soon as possible. Your application cannot be reviewed until we have them in hand. It is not necessary to request transcripts for work that you have completed at Cardinal Stritch University.

Three Structured Reference Forms

Two of the three forms should be submitted from professionals in your field, and the other from a representative of a college or university.

Curriculum Vitae

This document should include the following information:

  • Information on your formal education, major schools attended, degrees obtained, and dates.
  • All professional positions held.
  • Any relevant programs or additional informal education.
  • Any published professional articles (in journals, school/agency publications, organizational newspaper, etc.); include title, date, journal, page number, etc., and attach a copy.
  • Any presentations made to organizations, associations, etc.
  • Any honors/awards received.
  • Memberships in professional and other organizations; include offices held and dates of membership.
  • Any significant/relevant personal experiences.

Formal Essay

Your formal essay should be divided into these four sections:

  • Section 1: Language Development and Literacy
  • Section 2: Language and Literacy Experiences
  • Section 3: Organizational Transformation
  • Section 4: Goals for Doctorate in Language and Literacy Program

Financial Aid

Individuals interested in applying for a federal student loan should follow these steps for the financial aid process.