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 Graduate College

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Students interested in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the appropriate Intensive Study Area (ISA) for any other admission requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

This program is intended to provide practicing educators, in formal and nonformal settings, the opportunity to continue their study and earn the terminal professional degree in their field. The Ed.D. degree requires a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit beyond the master's degree.

All students are required to study in basic areas that undergird and define educational practice and develop skills of problem definition, data collection and analysis, and interpretation. The three areas of intensive study provide for a specialized focus on practice.

Intensive Study Areas:

Allied Health, Recreation, and Community Services

Curriculum and Instruction

Educational Leadership

Note: Special Education may be chosen as an emphasis within the Curriculum and Instruction or the Educational Leadership intensive study areas.

In some areas, it is possible to combine doctoral degree study with work toward an endorsement to perform a particular role in K-12 education.