Requirements for Admission

Students seeking admission must duly fulfill the following requirements:  

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a graduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, as reported on an official transcript.
  • Submit a personal statement regarding your desire and motivation for attaining the Ph.D. degree. 
  • Three (3) letters of recommendations.
    • Ideally, two of these letters should be from former teachers, and should address the applicant’s ability to perform at the Ph.D. level, as well as relevant experiences he or she has had with the applicant. The letters of recommendation should address the potential for success in a rigorous Ph.D. program.


Specialization Tracks

The Ph.D. in Creative Leadership for Innovation and Change requires that all admitted students enroll in an approved specialization track.  The following three tracks are proposed with the initial program:



Additional Program Information



For More Information Contact

Admissions, Financial Aid & Registration Call 1-877-Go-To-UVI
Associate Provost Dr. James Maddirala
Program Director Dr. James Maddirala
Administrative Specialist Ms. Leslyn Tonge