• EdD: Doctorate in Education

    Leadership, Community, and Excellence.

    You’re ready to invest in your professional development and career. Hamline’s doctoral program is ready to take you there.

    Hamline’s EdD program is designed for working professionals from a variety of sectors: K-12 education, higher education, or 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.

    Why Hamline?

    With an EdD from Hamline, you will:

    • Develop your active learning skills through deep immersion in research, application, and collaboration.
    • Experience first-hand how community and leadership are built through a learning-community model.
    • Build upon 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, develop, and articulate your educator-self in order to have a carefully examined worldview.

    Program Overview

    Program delivery: Required courses occur in a six-semester (fall and spring terms only) sequence. There are six class meetings occurring on weekends 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.

    Time to complete: Varies according to dissertation completion. Coursework generally completed within 3 years.

    Program start: Cohorts for the required course sequence begin fall term every two years with the next cohort starting in fall 2019. Students may start their elective coursework after admission in interim years.

    Curriculum: 68 credits (36 required, 16 elective, 16 dissertation)

    Cost: 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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