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.
Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.
Composed of teachers and scholars whose research and practical experience delve straight into today’s most complex and important issues in education.
Florida Southern College ranked as the No. 1 Regional College in the state of Florida by the prestigious college guidebook U.S. News & World Report.
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.
A full-time schedule is comprised of two courses per semester.
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.
* 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.
*** 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.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
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.
“The Florida Southern College Doctor of Education program has helped me to realize my potential as a scholar and a leader in higher education administration.”
“Florida Southern College’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program provides courses that are challenging and enlightening, opportunities for intensive personal and collaborative work, and professors who embrace and support my journey as an individual and as a scholar.”
“I have found the Florida Southern College Doctor of Education Program extremely valuable in gaining greater insights into the importance of education and the part it plays in continuous process improvement and organizational success.”
“The Doctor of Education Program at Florida Southern College is inspiring and engaging. The program features a unique dissertation process and a cohort model where relationships are formed.”
“How exhilarating to be working towards the completion of a life-long goal! Thanks to the flexible structure and encouraging support provided by the Florida Southern College Doctor of Education program, I have found it possible to juggle my course work with my home and career responsibilities.”
“The Doctor of Education program at FSC has transformed the way I approach my professional goals. Before entering the program I knew I wanted to make an impact on education, but only after being exposed to the relevant course content and being led by purposeful instructors, has my vision become clear. The support I’ve received from the faculty and department have made all the difference.”
“As an international student I affirm this program welcomes diversity and recognizes differences as cultural richness. All professors are encouraging and supportive, providing the best conditions to achieve my goals through high quality and commitment. Pursuing a doctoral degree at FSC has been an exciting journey of personal and professional discovery and growth.”
“I chose Florida Southern College because it gives me the flexibility to work fulltime while earning my EdD and taking care of my personal obligations.”
“As an educator, it has been immensely helpful to be a student again and experience a shift in perspective. My professors are encouraging me to think in new ways, which is challenging and invigorating.”
“The Florida Southern College Doctor of Education program has boosted my knowledge in leadership in higher education and education policies. It has equipped me with a practical approach relevant to research. The program is thoroughly designed to help doctoral students foster their dynamism, employability, and relevance at all levels in the education sector.”
“The Florida Southern College Doctor of Education program is very rigorous and challenging and it has allowed me to explore areas of my interest related to business and financial education. I found the cost of the program to be very reasonable compared to the doctorate of business programs I explored. The program is research-based and requires a strong commitment. I highly recommend this program!”
“I was first attracted to the Doctorate in Education program at Florida Southern College for its attention and support provided by the faculty and staff. The rigor is complemented by a great team of dedicated faculty members and staff that has surpassed my expectations. My cohort colleagues bring a wealth of diverse experiences contributing to a rich student experience. They are one of the BEST parts of this journey. The bond that exists already, is one that will last a lifetime.”
“The curriculum, flexible hybrid format, program value, and college’s reputation prompted my pursuit of the EdD at Florida Southern. I am more competent in my current administrative role and look forward to applying my research in education policy and administration in the immediate future.”
“The Florida Southern Doctorate in Education program was the right choice for me because it offers rigor, flexibility and opportunities for collaboration.”
“Florida Southern’s EdD program was a perfect choice for me as an educator, scholar, and researcher. This doctoral program is rigorous; however, the faculty provides an environment of leadership, support, and engagement. The cohort model has provided an extra layer of support and positive relationships with my fellow peers in the program.”
“The Florida Southern College Doctor of Education program provides me with a supportive faculty and a focused curriculum, as well as a wealth of research opportunities as I pursue my educational and publication goals. The college’s program format will guide me in pursuing my passion to publish my dissertation and create a program to benefit the educational community.”
“The hybrid course offerings allow working professionals to maintain a healthy work-life balance. The support from faculty, administration, and peers is phenomenal.”
“I am very pleased with all that Florida Southern College Doctor of Education program has to offer. At this time during my educational journey, Florida Southern College provides the resources and the hands on guidance that I need to further my education. The faculty and staff are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable in their fields.”
“By choosing to learn at Florida Southern College, I have chosen to learn from the best! The Doctor of Education program at FSC is led by accomplished professors who are fully engaged in the success of their students. Through the rigorous content and group involvement, I am gaining the knowledge needed to be successful in any career I may chose in the future.”
Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.
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