Doctoral Programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for the Ed.D. Program
- When is the application deadline?
- Can credits be transferred into the program?
- How long does it take to complete the program?
- How many years do I have to complete the program?
- What courses are required?
- When are the courses offered?
- Do you offer on-line courses?
- What is the tuition?
- Who are the students who comprise the cohort?
- What are the major requirements of the program?
Applications are accepted only once per year, and the deadline is January 15th. Applicants will be notified of the decision by April 15th.
Up to nine credits of relevant coursework may be transferred into the Ed.D. program with the permission of the Studies Committee, and the Ed.D. Director. Courses must be recent and related to the overall goals of the Doctoral Program. This includes courses taken prior to admission in the Ed.D. program either at another institution, or at UVM.
Most of our students attend on a part-time basis completing their core courses, and electives within 3-4 years. The dissertation process from proposal writing through the dissertation defense differs for each student depending on the research design and time commitments. Generally students complete the entire program, including the dissertation within five years.
For students who attend the program on a full time basis, they are usually able to complete the course requirements and the dissertation in 3-3.5 years.
The maximum number of years to complete the Ed.D. is 7 years.
There are 18 credits required core courses taken over 4 semesters. Some core courses are taught one evening per week, 4:00-10:00 pm, while others are taught 4:00-7:00pm. In addition to the 18 core credit hours students are required to take at least 1 additional research course.
Core courses and electives are offered during the fall and spring semesters, with some electives being offered over the summer.
On-line courses are not offered for the Ed.D. program.
For up to date information about tuition rates, please visit the Student Financial Services site.
They are teachers, school leaders, adminitrators in higher education, and leaders in social service and non-profit organizations. They are adults with enormous experiences, and a desire to be a part of an intellectual and caring learning community to promote change.
Students are required to complete 18 hours of core courses over three semesters. After these courses are completed, students complete a comprehensive examination associated with the core courses within five months of completion of the core courses.
A Qualifying paper is also required prior to advancing to the research dissertation process.The format for the paper is a literature review on a research topic related to the student’s area of interest.
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