Doctoral Programs

Ed.D. or Ph.D.

The Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs are typically distinguished by the outcome goals of each program. Both degrees are considered terminal degrees, meaning the highest degree one can achieve in the field of education.

Ed.D. or Ph.D.


Emphasizes the knowledge and skills to prepare scholars to be a faculty member or a researcher at a college, university, or related agency. The focus is on developing the academic and methodological skills necessary to equip students for faculty positions in higher education or research positions in related agencies.


Designed for current practitioners who see themselves advancing in leadership of pre-K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and related agencies. The focus of this program is the application of theory to practice.

Doctoral Degree Programs