How to Apply

Winona State University welcomes doctoral applicants who want to pursue higher levels of achievement in learning and research. Here are the steps to apply. Learn more about the Education Doctorate Requirements.


Meet the GPA Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Master's Degree (30+ credits minimum) with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher 


Complete the WSU School of Graduate Studies Application

Log in and begin using the WSU School of Graduate Studies Online Application. You will either use your existing StarID or you will be asked to create a new StarID. 

Please Note: WSU is no longer accepting paper applications for admission to Graduate Study programs. Please use the Online Application for Admission.


Pay the Application Fee

WSU requires a $20 application fee that can be paid online. If mailing a check or money order, please have it made out to Winona State University. 


Submit Your Transcripts

Request official transcripts directly from each institution that you have attended -  undergraduate, graduate. You do not need to request from other Minnesota State schools, as the Graduate Studies office has access to those transcripts. Mail transcripts to:

Winona State University
School of Graduate Studies
PO Box 5838
Winona, MN


Submit Immunization Documentation

Submit your immunization documentation. Mail the documentation to:

Winona State University
Education Doctorate
PO Box 5838
Winona, MN


Apply for Financial Aid

 Complete your Financial Aid and Scholarship Applications.

Not Ready to Apply?

Request More Information about the Doctor of Education program.

Contact Us

Barbara Holmes, PhD | Professor
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