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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Educational Leadership - Higher Education Concentration, EdD and Higher Education - Community College & University Leadership Concentration, EdS


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Program Codes: EDD_702F and EDS_455G

CIP Codes: 13.0401 and 13.0406

Program of Study for the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and the Education Specialist in Higher Education


Admission Requirements: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official general GRE exam scores; a letter of application including reasons for the applicant’s interest in the program. Applicants should arrange an interview with the Program Director in advance of submitting their completed application.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School. In addition, the program faculty will give preference to applicants who meet or exceed the following: GRE Writing test score of 4.0 or higher.

Location: On Campus and Off Campus; Off-Campus cohorts begin periodically, and follow a part-time extended format.

Course Requirements for the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership


Total Required (Minimum 60 Hours)


Select One of the Courses Below with Advice and Approval of an Advisor

Dissertation (6 Hours)


Students are required to register for 3 hours of Dissertation for two consecutive semesters, followed by at least 1 hour for every semester thereafter until the dissertation is completed. (See index for policy on completion of thesis/dissertation.)

Other Requirements for the EdD in Educational Leadership and the EdS in Higher Education


  • Dissertation: Required for EdD
  • Thesis: Not Required
  • Proficiency: Not Required
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Qualifying Exam: Required for EdD
  • Comprehensive: Required for EdS. During the final term in the program, the student must successfully complete a comprehensive written and oral examination.
  • Product of Learning: None required

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