Doctorate in Education (EdD)
Hamline’s EdD program is designed for working professionals from a variety of sectors, from K-12 and higher education to public and private educational organizations. With a convenient online format with weekend residencies, Hamline’s EdD program will challenge you to grow personally and professionally among a community of learners and in a responsive learning climate that capitalizes on the skills and expertise of its faculty and students.
With Hamline's EdD program, you will:
- Engage your active learning skills through deep immersion in collaboration, synthesis, and research.
- Build upon and develop your ability to understand and respond to the educational challenges of today.
- Expand your skills as a researcher through exposure to a range of research methods.
- Reflect upon, refine, and articulate your educator-self to develop a carefully examined education worldview.
- Explore how to become an agent of change on issues of social justice and equity in education.
Frequently asked questions about Hamline's Doctorate in Education
|What is the program format?||With Hamline's EdD, you'll get the flexibility of a hybrid program with classes offered synchronously online as well as in-person. Online classes meet 5-9 p.m. weekdays; three-to-four in-person classes — offering the benefit of a professional learning community — meet Fridays from 5-9 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.|
|When can I start?||Applications for the next cohort are being accepted through March 15, 2024.|
|How long will it take?||You will complete your required courses in two years. Your electives and dissertation are completed after that time.|
|How much will it cost?||For more information on the cost of tuition per credit, see the School of Education and Leadership tuition page. Most graduate students use low-interest loans as a valuable way to pay for tuition and other living expenses. Get more financial aid information.|
The professors’ genuine care for all of us in the learning community stood out to me. Their high expectations, mentorship, and acknowledgement of our varied backgrounds created an environment where everyone could achieve their maximum potential.
Explore the EdD curriculum and requirements
- The Learning Organization (4 credits)
- Educational Foundations (4 credits)
- Leadership (4 credits)
- Doctoral Writing Seminar (4 credits)
- Paideia Seminar: Knowledge Construction (2 credits)
- Paideia Seminar: Community Building (2 credits)
- Equity and Social Justice Policy (4 credits)
- Educational Organizations (4 credits)
- Frameworks for Inquiry (4 credits)
- Advanced Inquiry (4 credits)
- Elective courses or dissertation (4 credits)
Beyond the core curriculum, you will tailor your 16 credits of electives to fit your area of interest. Many elective courses are available online or in low-residency formats in addition to on-campus offerings.
Elective offerings include courses in a wide range of educational disciplines, including administrative licensure and courses in educational law and compliance, nonprofit management, creative writing, and conflict resolution.
Enroll in a series of four advisement experiences (4 credits each) with a primary dissertation advisor and two committee members to develop and complete your dissertation.
In addition to the coursework and dissertation outlined above, you must demonstrate competency through the successful completion of a synthesis presentation and passing a written examination.
Hamline’s EdD was a perfect fit for my career. The program supported me as I balanced my doctoral studies, family life, and full-time work in the Early Childhood Education program. I was even able to perform international research for my dissertation!
Affordable tuition from a prestigious, private, nonprofit university makes your EdD a cost-effective investment for you and those you lead.