• Apply to the EdD: Doctorate in Education

    Application Deadlines

    Apply Now! Deadlines are: February 15, 2016; May 15, 2016; and November 15, 2016.

    Admission is completed on a rolling basis and seats are limited for the next EdD Learning Community in Fall 2017. Elective coursework can begin immediately.

    Application Process

    Applicants must submit:

    • Online application (no fee).
    • Official master's degree transcript with 3.0 minimum GPA and a bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited university. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to the Graduate Admission office or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. You do not need to supply transcripts for courses taken at Hamline University.
    • Statement of your educational aims that addresses these two questions: (1) How will an EdD help you to achieve your professional goals? (2) What contributions will you make to the EdD Learning Community? (length: 1-2 pages) 
    • Article, written by you, that demonstrates an ability to synthesize and discuss a critical issue in education (length: approximately 10 pages). 
    • Three letters of recommendation, at least two from instructors familiar with your learning and leadership capacity.
    • Resumé demonstrating a minimum of three years of relevant work experience.

    Apply Online

    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 Credits

    Up to eight semester graduate credits taken prior to admission at Hamline or other institutions may be considered for transfer toward satisfaction of elective requirements upon approval. View transfer of credit policy for the EdD Program.