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Courses

1

Course at a time

8

Weeks per course

5

Courses per year

Dissertation

You’ll begin your dissertation in your third course and follow a schedule of milestones throughout your program. This helps you manage your dissertation in smaller segments and helps identify any research methodology challenges early, so surprises or delays can be addressed.

Symposium

While some doctoral programs require on-campus residency, we’ve shifted to an 8-week online symposium. In the required course you’ll:

  • Receive a detailed overview of each milestone in the doctoral journey
  • Understand what the University expects from doctoral students
  • Understand what doctoral students can expect from the University

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Doctor of Education. You may also enroll in an optional, zero-credit, zero-tuition/fee one-weekend seminar in Phoenix.* The seminar provides an opportunity for personal interaction with faculty and peers as well as instruction around the framework of your dissertation. 

What you'll learn

When you earn your online doctorate in education, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Leadership theory and principles
  • Change management
  • Legal, regulatory and compliance issues in education
  • Problem-solving in diverse educational settings

Specialize your EdD degree with one of four elective tracks

Educational Leadership: Gain in-depth understanding of academic structure, school financing, policymaking and faculty — all while emerging as a leader who values diversity and academic integrity.

Curriculum and Instruction: Influence curriculum development and policy, and evaluate instructional and assessment methods to improve learning outcomes.

Educational Technology: Implement technologies that revolutionize the way students learn and integrate technology into curriculum.

Higher Education Administration: Gain a top-level view of the complex challenges facing educational communities — and gain the skills to address them through research, planning, fiscal oversight and outcomes assessment.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Doctor of Education?

An EdD can prepare you to be a: 

  • School administrator
  • Academic affairs dean
  • Academic affairs vice president
  • Academic dean
  • College president, dean
  • Dean of students
  • Provost
7 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$810

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Save time and money on your degree

Waive the dissertation requirement
If you’ve taken courses but haven’t completed your dissertation, you can waive up to 27 credits toward your degree — that’s half of your total required credits! To find out how, please speak to an enrollment representative.

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Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school.

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Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school.

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Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Faculty fast facts

28

Average years of industry experience

25

Deans

*Students are responsible for their own travel costs.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.