Admission Policies

Admission Policy: Doctorate’s Degree Level:

ULS requires that students entering at the Doctorate level have earned a Master’s Degree, or its equivalent from an accredited American institution or an equivalent non-U.S. institution makes an applicant eligible for admission.

An official transcript for the degree must be posted and mailed directly to the Admissions Office by the registrar from the college or university that granted the undergraduate degree.

The applicant’s professional commitment and written language skills are evaluated through a personal statement, and two confidential recommendations, both submitted as part of the admissions packet

Two letters of recommendation from former professors or administrators must be sent to the Admissions Office.

A Personal Statement of 2-4 pages in length is required, addressing the following:

(a) the goals and purposes for attending ULS.

(b) background experience; and

(c) how this program will assist the student in achieving his or her goals

All candidates applying to ULS must arrange to have original transcripts sent to ULS from all previously attended educational institutions. All official transcripts must be received by ULS in a sealed envelope from the previous educational institution or evaluation agency, not from the student. These arrangements are to be made at the time of the candidate’s application. Upon receipt of these transcripts of high school completion and college level course/degree completions, the Chief Academic Officer will review the documents and make the assessment of the transferability of each course appearing on the transcripts. As part of that assessment, the Chief Academic Officer will assure that the student’s GPA meets or exceeds the 2.0 minimum required.

Admission Policy: Master’s Degree Level:

ULS requires that candidates entering at the Master Degree level have earned a both a high school diploma and a Bachelor’s Degree, or its equivalent from outside the U.S.

A Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of 90 credits of successfully completed undergraduate work from an accredited American institution or an equivalent non-U.S. institution makes an applicant eligible for admission. The candidate must have earned a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in their undergraduate work. If the student has previously earned a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited institution, s/he should submit the official transcript of the advanced degree in lieu of a transcript for the undergraduate degree.

An official transcript for the candidates’ degree must be posted and mailed directly to the Admissions Office by the registrar from the college or university that granted the undergraduate degree.

The applicant’s professional commitment and written language skills are evaluated through a personal statement, and two confidential recommendations, both submitted as part of the admissions packet

Two letters of recommendation from former professors or administrators must be sent to the Admissions Office.

A Personal Statement of 2-4 pages in length is required, addressing the following:

(a) the goals and purposes for attending ULS.

(b) background experience; and

(c) how this program will assist the student in achieving his or her goals.

about ULS

ULS’s degree programs are approved by the State Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, and more information may be obtained from the Bureau’s website:  www.bppe.ca.gov

ULS offers unaccredited Master’s of Leadership Studies (MLS) and Doctorate of Leadership Studies (DLS) degrees. ULS is not accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).
Students and prospective students should know that a degree program that is unaccredited or from an unaccredited institution is not recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions with the State of California.
Students enrolled in unaccredited institutions are not eligible for federal financial aid programs.