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The Doctor of Education is designed for practicing professionals who seek to lead change and innovation in education. Students will gain expertise in pedagogical theory and practice while designing and conducting a significant body of original research. This thesis-based degree is designed to match the busy lifestyles of people in education-related occupations and organizations, allowing students to pursue scholarship while working. While the degree is structured as a blended, three-year program that includes course work, candidacy and dissertation, students are allowed up to six years to complete all degree requirements.
School superintendent, school principal, post-secondary/continuing education administrator, Not-for-profit organization, medical doctor, health care organization, Corporate sector, Public/private education, School management, Education policy and governance.
The EdD in educational research is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
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A minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A course or thesis based master's degree in an appropriate field.
Applicants to the Doctor of Education program are encouraged to submit an Admission Portfolio containing examples of their work. The Admission Portfolio is especially relevant for applicants who do not hold a thesis-based Master's degree. The Doctoral Admission Portfolio may contain the following:
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on July 1: