• EdD Degree Program Details

    With Hamline’s Doctorate in Education, you join a community of dedicated educators who offer you the best preparation to deepen your work and empower your leadership.

    Degree Requirements

    Year One - Core Coursework (20 credits)

    Fall term:

    • The Learning Organization (4 credits)
    • Educational Foundations (4 credits)

    Spring term:

    • Leadership (4 credits)
    • Doctoral Writing (4 credits)

    Summer term:

    • Paideia Seminar: Constructing Knowledge (2 credits)
    • Paideia Seminar: Community Building (2 credits)

    Year Two - Core Coursework (16+ credits)

    Fall term:

    • Equity and Social Justice Policy (4 credits)
    • Educational Organizations (4 credits)

    Spring term:

    • Frameworks for Inquiry (4 credits)
    • Advanced Inquiry (4 credits)

    Summer term:

    • Elective courses or dissertation (4 credits)

    Elective Coursework (16 credits)

    Beyond the core curriculum, you will tailor your 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 disciplines in education, including administrative licensure, as well as courses in educational law and compliance, nonprofit management, creative writing, and conflict resolution.

    Dissertation (16 credits)

    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.

    Other Requirements

    In addition to the coursework and dissertation outlined above, you will be required to demonstrate competency through the successful completion of a synthesis presentation and passing a written examination.

    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.