• EdD: Doctoral Degree in Education

    Expand your professional potential with a doctorate in education. Hamline’s EdD sets high standards for community building, reflective practice, leadership, and scholarly exploration and research for those in education and nonprofit and social sectors.

    At A Glance

    Program Structure

    On-campus learning community/cohort during the required-course sequence (6 consecutive fall and spring semesters). Each semester has a 4-credit and 2-credit course. No required courses in the summer terms.

    Required courses meet six times during the fall and the spring semesters in a Friday evening (5-9 pm) + Saturday (9 am-5 am) configuration. Each learning community becomes a rich learning and networking experience that supports students in deepening their knowledge base and developing their scholarship and leadership.


    68 semester credits: 36 required credits, 16 elective credits and 16 dissertation credits. Graduate-level electives may come from Hamline's schools of education, business, law or from the creative writing program. Two frequent choices are school administration (principal, superintendent, special education director) and dispute resolution. Up to 8 transfer credits from previous graduate work may be requested after admission.

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    Why Choose The Hamline EDD?

    Innovative Curriculum: The curriculum strives to embody the School of Education vision—to be inspiring, challenging, and transforming. It facilitates the transformation of teaching and learning through reflection, construction of knowledge, and advocacy for all learners. It creates communities of learners that value intellectual challenge and interdisciplinary scholarship in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

    Experienced Faculty: EdD faculty have diverse scholarship interests and educational backgrounds, such as P-12, higher education, state agencies, curriculum, and research labs.

    Diverse Student Body: Regardless of vocation, EdD students seek growth as teachers, researchers, scholars, and leaders. Alumni and current students represent a variety of work contexts, including P-12 education, higher education, parent education, social work, administration, staff development and training, business, and industry.

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    Application deadlines for the next EdD Cohort (9) (starts September 2015) are: November 15, 2014; February 15, 2015; and May 15, 2015. Apply early as a limited amount of students will be admitted.

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