Doctoral Program (Ed.D.)

Program Description

The College of Education, Health, and Human Servicesí Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) focuses on development of a high level and advanced proficiency in the education field of study as well as acquisition of research and leadership skills. It aims to produce graduates who can solve practical problems in a specific education-related context. The Ed.D. is ideal for educators who seek new skills and new opportunities for leadership and is designed to meet a critical need in southeastern Michigan for educational leaders who can transform education at the PK-12, community college and university levels.

Plan of Study

  • Students will complete 60-credit hours beyond a masterís degree in course and field work that lead to the Ed.D. Eight classes for a total of 24 credits will be in the core areas, an additional 24 credits will be in one of three concentration areas that will specifically target their professional interests. The final 12 credits will focus on dissertation research or an applied studies project
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Admission is on a yearly-basis only.  The Ed.D program welcomes applications for the Fall 2016 cohort; materials must be submitted in full by March 1, annually.  To view application forms and admission information, please click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the right-hand column.