Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Program Codes: EDD_702F_1 and EDS_455G_1

CIP Codes: 13.0401 and 13.0406


This dual degree program is not currently accepting applications.

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)

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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