Doctoral Degree - Curriculum and Instruction

The doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to meet the educational needs of regional place–bound, full–time employed professionals who will be selected from a wide range of educational backgrounds. These backgrounds include, but are not limited to, public school personnel, community college and university personnel, social and health related personnel, community civic leaders, and military personnel.


The Ed.D. program prepares professionals in the community to assume administrative and leadership positions and to conduct and evaluate applied research studies that emphasize local, regional, and state educational issues and problems.

To accomplish this task, the research and course work is substantive and focused. Rigor of the program is maintained by recruitment and admission policies and procedures, closely monitored curriculum development, and benchmarks of progress such as written and oral exams and successful completion of a dissertation.

For more specific requirements, visit the Online UWF Catalog.

More information is also available through the Colleg of Professional Studies Ed.D. Program Office.

Areas of Specialization

Ed.D Academic Learning Plan (PDF)

NOTE: For Administrative Studies and for Curriculum and Diversity Studies, applications are reviewed once a year starting June 1 for admission in the fall semester.

Unless specified otherwise, the application deadline for consideration in any semester is two months prior to the start of classes for that semester.

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