The EdD is designed to provide current and aspiring leaders with the opportunity to pursue a professional doctoral degree. The program will accept applications starting July 1, 2018. The inaugural cohort of 20 students will begin in January 2019, with completion in December 2021.
Due to the high level of interest, the application period for the January 2019 cohort will close on September 15, 2018. We will accept applications for the 2020 cohort beginning in April 2019.
The program will consist of 60 semester hours. Courses will be offered in traditional on-campus or hybrid formats, with courses meeting on evenings and weekends. Students usually take one course per term. Courses include a leadership core, a cognate, the research core and concludes with the defense of the dissertation.
The program is designed for working adults, and extends into all types of administrative leadership roles, including education, healthcare and business. Key elements of the program include:
The Doctor of Education program requirements are as follows:
This program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).