Doctor of Education (EdD)
To address the changing landscape of education in the 21st century, the School of Education has been a pioneer in establishing an online Doctor of Education (EdD) program. The program, designed to prepare an exceptional corps of practitioner-scholars both nationally and internationally, sets the bar for transformational leadership in education through scholarship, professional development, and networking with educational leaders and researchers representing a variety of backgrounds and interests. Online delivery allows candidates to address a problem of practice particular to the educational environment they occupy wherever they are in the world.
In its sixth year, the EdD program welcomes students from China, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, South Korea, Canada, and Dubai, as well as across the United States. This unique program extends the School of Education’s global reach and promotes interdisciplinary growth, which is a hallmark of a Johns Hopkins University education.
As a competitive and limited admissions doctoral program, the graduates set a high standard for transformational leadership in education, apply evidence-based practices to improve educational outcomes, and meet the vast challenges associated with improving learning outcomes in public and private educational environments. They support the continued creation of new areas of research, promote an increase in the utilization of research findings in professional practice, and contribute to the public discourse and policy.
The EdD program includes specialization areas. Applicants must select one of the specialization areas as the focus of their program. For the 2020 cohort, the areas of specialization are:
*MBT Certificate graduates must select a different specialization. Please see FAQs for more information.
Other specializations include:
*Will not be offered for 2020 cohort
Applicants to the Doctor of Education EdD (Online) program are strongly encouraged to submit GRE examination scores for the General Test as part of the admission application. While the GRE examination is not a requirement for admission consideration to the program, submitting a GRE test score is an opportunity for applicants to present additional evidence of the quantitative and verbal skills required for the doctoral-level study. The Admissions Review Committee is committed to the practice of conducting holistic evaluations of all admission materials submitted as part of an applicant’s file. The Committee does not use cut off scores or minimum suggested averages for GRE in the evaluation process, or to determine admission consideration.
State-specific Information for Online Students
Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.
Johns Hopkins University is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, which is the knowledge forum on the EdD. It has a membership of over 100 schools of education in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand working collaboratively to improve professional preparation in education at the highest level.