• Invest in your career, expand your leadership. 

    Hamline’s EdD program is designed for working professionals from a variety of sectors: K-12 and higher education as well as public and private educational organizations. With a convenient structure that allows you to complete your degree while living close to—or far from—campus, 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 skillfully 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 in order to have a carefully examined education worldview.

    Program Overview

    Program delivery

    • Required courses occur in a six-semester sequence (fall and spring terms only).
    • Six weekend classes meet in each 14-week term. Classes are scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

    program start

    Cohorts for the required courses sequence begin fall term every two years. Students may start their elective coursework after admission in interim years. 

    Time to complete

    Time varies depending on dissertation completion. Coursework is generally completed within three years.


    Required courses: 36 credits

    Elective courses: 16 credits

    Dissertation: 16 credits



     View current tuition rates. 

     Application deadlines 

     Application deadline for the next EdD Cohort (Fall 2019) is:
    October 15, 2018 (priority deadline). Applications will also be accepted February 15, 2019 and May 15, 2019. Apply early as a limited number of students will be admitted.

    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for EdD: Doctorate in Education.

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    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about pursuing a Doctorate in Education.

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