• EdD Application Requirements

    To be considered for the Fall 2015 learning community/cohort (EDD 9), your application must be received by one of these dates: November 15, 2014; February 15, 2015; May 15, 2015. We encourage you to apply early as students are admitted as they apply and a limited number of students will be admitted into the cohort.

    Hamline EdD learning communities start in the fall of odd-numbered years. The next cohort begins in Fall 2015. Students may enter the program earlier and take electives, and begin their required classes with their cohort in Fall 2015.

     After admission, you may begin taking elective credits immediately and petition the transfer of up to eight semester credits that are not part of a previously earned graduate degree. You would then begin taking your core courses when your cohort began in Fall 2015. Students should note that after admission they will be charged doctoral tuition for all Hamline courses.

    All application materials must be received by the Graduate Admission office in order for you to be considered for a particular admission cycle.

    Who May Apply?

    Applicants will be reviewed and selected based on the following qualifications:

    • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
    • Three or more years of relevant work experience;
    • Completion of the admission application form (application fee waived if applying online; $35 application fee applies when submitting hard copy application);
    • Personal statement of educational aims;
    • References: Three letters of recommendation, at least two from instructors familiar with the applicant’s learning and leadership capacity. Please use EdD recommendation form;
    • An article-length piece of academic writing (10 pages maximum) that portrays your thinking about a critical education issue and demonstrates ability to synthesize ideas and sources, organize (clear thesis statement or question, logically developed and supported with appropriate sources), and use accurate grammar, punctuation, spelling, and consistent citation style; and
    • Interview with a faculty committee.

    International Students

    International students must submit documentation regarding proficiency in English and financial support for tuition costs and personal expenses. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English, unless they earned a masters degree from an accredited college or university in the United States. The Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) required to obtain a visa cannot be issued until Hamline has a student’s TOEFL results (with a score of 550 or better) and valid documentation of financial support. International students are required to obtain health insurance.

    Transfer of Credit

    After successful completion of GED 8501/The Learning Organization, credits may be transferred to fulfill Ed.D. electives, but not to fulfill required courses. The Registrar reviews and ultimately approves or denies all transfer requests.

    Up to eight semester credits of graduate work may be transferred, providing they meet these criteria:

    • B or better (Satisfactory or Pass grades not eligible)
    • 8000-or 9000-level courses (if taken at Hamline)
    • Semester-or quarter-long courses from an accredited institution (if not taken at Hamline)
    • Taken within 7 years of admission to EdD program 
    • Not part of coursework for an earned graduate degree
    • Fit the program goals of the student
    • Official transcript on file in the Program Office

    A Hamline EdD student who was admitted to another accredited doctoral program may request the transfer of up to 20 semester credits of previous doctoral work. The decision to consider more than eight semester credits is made by the program director who then refers the request to the Registrar. The transferred credits must meet these criteria:

    • B or better (Satisfactory or Pass grades not eligible)
    • Semester- or quarter-long courses from an accredited institution
    • Taken within seven years of admission to EdD program
    • Official transcript on file in the Program Office