Doctor of Education

Requirements for the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Degree: The doctor of education degree in educational leadership requires the completion of a minimum of 96 graduate semester-hour credits including 18 dissertation hours. The 96 credit hours includes up to 60 hours of coursework completed towards the master's and specialist degrees. If students enter the Ed.D. program without a specialist degree in Educational Leadership, they are required to complete the courses in the specialist program.