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Education Doctorate

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Year 1

Summer (4 Credits)

Fall (6 Credits)

Winter (6 credits)

Spring (2 credits)

Year 2

Summer (6 credits)

Fall (6 credits)

Year 3

Summer (2 credits)

Fall (2 credits)

Winter (2 credits)

Spring (2 credits)

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Program Overview


The EdD program is designed for working professional leaders and follows a weekend cohort delivery method.


The EdD in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations prepares mid-career leaders for advanced leadership positions in K–12 schools, higher education settings, and other teaching and learning environments. Graduates are prepared to become:


  • Collaborative leaders and change agents
  • Data-driven decision-makers
  • Critical consumers of research
  • Culturally proficient agents for educational equity
  • Proficient leaders in education contexts

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Prerequisites

A Master's Degree

Three years of leadership experience in an educational setting before beginning the program. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) during the last 60 hours of coursework.


One of the following three graduate admissions tests, at the following level of performance:

  • GRE, with each sub‐test score at or above the 50th percentile;
  • LSAT, with a test score at or above the 60th percentile; and/or
  • GMAT, with a test score at or above the 50th percentile.

A clear statement in the letter of intent that describes how the Ed.D. will facilitate advancement in the applicant’s current career trajectory.

Graduation Requirements


Complete the Following:

  • 39 hours of coursework
  • 12 dissertation hours
  • Complete a thesis defense
  • Apply for graduation through AIM
  • Complete all ADV forms

Application Details

Application Deadline: March 1 (Even years only)
 
 
 
 

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