Graduate School of Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

In addition to the general requirements for admission to a program at the Graduate School of Education, to qualify for admission to a graduate program at the Doctor of Education level, an applicant must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college as well as a master’s degree appropriate to the intended field of specialization from an accredited college. A cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 is expected. The Graduate Record Exam is also required for admission.

Degree Requirements

Complete a minimum of forty-eight (48) credits in the specified doctoral program, of which a minimum of twelve (12) credits must be dissertation research. A maximum of six (6) credits of Advanced Research Seminar work may be counted toward dissertation research. Students may request for transfer a maximum of twelve (12) credits of course work taken prior to matriculation at another institution accredited to award the doctoral degree.

  1. Complete the stipulated course requirements for the degree program at this university.
  2. Complete all course requirements for the degree with a cumulative grade point average of B or better.
  3. Complete all course requirements for the degree with a cumulative grade point average of B or better.
  4. Pass comprehensive examinations as determined by the specific program prior to beginning dissertation work.
  5. Satisfactorily complete and defend a dissertation based upon the results of original research as approved by the candidate’s dissertation committee.
  6. Complete the program within eight years from the date of admission.

The three Ed.D. programs offered are: