Program requirements include a minimum of 90 graduate credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. Of these, 36 credit hours of prior coursework at the master’s level may be accepted as transfer credits from another institution and a minimum of 54 credits must be completed at JHU.
The foundation of the program is required coursework in three core areas:
Students also complete an Area of Specialization. Specializations will vary from year to year with specializations anticipated to be repeated every other year. For fall 2014, students will choose from one of these anticipated specializations:
In addition to successfully completing all coursework requirements (Program of Study), students will complete three interconnected projects across their three years of coursework resulting in an Applied Dissertation focused on a Problem of Practice within the student's context of professional practice. SOE researchers will support students in completing program requirements. The student’s Executive Sponsor within their organization will ensure students have access to data and educational contexts necessary to succeed in this program.
Since the EdD program is designed specifically for the practicing educator, GREs will not be required for admission to the program. However, the coursework is rigorous and candidate selection is highly competitive.
Applied Dissertation and Examples of Problems of Practice
Program of Study
EdD Admissions Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
SOE Tuition and Fees
SOE Financial Aid Information
“I’m very impressed with the design of this program, especially the course sites and orientation modules. As a student, it’s reassuring to know that my learning is being supported in such a well-thought out and organized environment.”
EdD Doctoral Student, Associate Director of High School Review for NCAA