Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.
The Higher Education & Student Affairs Ed.D. program begins a new cohort each Fall semester.
When applying for a doctoral program, the School of Graduate Studies serves as a liaison between the applicant and the doctoral program. Application materials are completed online and processed by the School of Graduate Studies.
Once all application materials are received, Graduate Studies will forward materials to the doctoral program for review and an interview will be scheduled. Thereafter, an admission recommendation will be forwarded to Graduate Studies for a final decision and notification to the applicant.
For all students:
For international students:
For admission consideration, Ed.D. applicants must meet minimum Graduate Studies admission requirements, plus the program requirements below:
Applicants participate in an interview with doctoral program faculty after all other application materials are received. A holistic review of the application and required documentation will be completed. Application criteria and review procedures give
Competition for limited places in the HIED program may require a
The priority deadline for applications is Jan. 15 with an additional deadline of March 15. Applications received after March 15 will be accepted and considered on a space-available basis.
Applications will be reviewed and admission interviews conducted following each deadline date. Students applying for graduate assistantships and international students are strongly encouraged to apply by the Jan. 15 and March 15
Prior credits may be applied toward your doctor of education elective credits. The program will determine your credits shortly after program admission.
No more than a total of 27 credits may be accepted as Advanced Standing via a combination of credits from your Master's (12 credits max.), Post-Master's, Specialist or Doctoral degree.
At least 45 credits of a student's doctoral program must be completed at St. Cloud State University.