Ed.D. Process

The Ed.D. process is a rigorous one designed to prepare students to do the following:


  • Conduct high-quality research pertinent to local, regional, state, and national needs;
  • Develop and analyze educational, organizational, or public policy;
  • Conduct and revise training and instructional programs based on outcome assessments;
  • Design, conduct, and evaluate educational and training programs;
  • Effectively use appropriate technologies to support practices central to the areas of specialization;
  • Anticipate, adapt to, and manage educational and organizational change;
  • Develop educational leaders capable of informed decisions about curriculum as well as instructional policy and its implementation;
  • Demonstrate conduct embodying professional ethics and ideals;
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate and apply the content and practices central to the areas of specialization;
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the history of the area of specialization as well as with its key journals;
  • Use inclusive perspectives and pedagogies when developing, delivering, or evaluating training and instruction; and
  • Develop a philosophy of education or training.

If these goals align with your personal professional goals and you are ready to accept the challenge of doctoral studies, follow the application process guidelines to begin a journey that will change your life.

If you want to know more about what is involved, follow the doctoral journey.

Download the Ed.D. Program Policies and Procedures: Ed.D. Program Application Procedures (DOCX)

(Note: this document is subject to change)

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