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EdD - Doctor of Education

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For more than 100 years, Florida Southern has been preparing men and women for rewarding careers in education.

The Doctor of Education (EdD) prepares individuals for positions in administration, policy development, college or university teaching, and research. The degree includes broad topics covering curriculum, assessment and accountability, professional development, research driven decision making and policy analysis.

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Apply today to start next term on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

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You will experience unparalleled robust, active, and hands-on faculty-led collaborative projects that provide a rigorous academic program geared toward enriching your leadership, management, and motivational abilities.

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EdD - Doctor of Education Delivery Options

A full-time schedule is comprised of two courses per semester.

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A combination of online and in-class courses are offered to meet the needs of your busy schedule. By enrolling in our EdD full-time, you will complete all of your coursework in two years, plus a dissertation.

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How to Apply

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Earned grade point average of 3.0 in accredited master’s degree program*
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • Current Résumé
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken within last five years**
  • Personal Interview

* If you do not have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your graduate degree, please submit official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score.

** If you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your graduate degree, then you meet the requirements for a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) exemption.

Additional International Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation***
  • Bank Letter Verifying Funds of Sponsor****
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Score*****

*** World Education Services, Josef Silny and Associates, Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., or similar approved agency.

**** A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

***** Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement. Our TOEFL minimum is a 79. The IELTS minimum is a 6.5.

Program Costs

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Base Required FeesCost
Tuition Per Credit Hour$490
Total Credit Hours60
Program Total$29,400
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled$25 to $100

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Our program uses a cohort model wherein students move through the program with the same group of students throughout the two years of coursework. Courses are delivered via a hybrid model where a typical semester is comprised of one face-to-face class meeting every other Saturday and one online class each semester.

Saturday classes are scheduled from 8:00AM – 5:00PM.

Students are considered to be full-time when taking 8 credits a semester at the doctoral level.

A new cohort begins every summer, but students may join a cohort in the fall and spring terms as well.

Students seeking financial aid should complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility.

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