Doctoral Completion Program, Ed.D.
The purpose of the Edgewood College Doctoral Completion Program is to provide students with advanced graduate work in an accredited education or leadership program the opportunity to complete their dissertation and earn an Ed.D. We assist All But Dissertation (ABD) students in completing their dissertation, culminating in an Ed.D. degree.
We emphasize four key components with our students: 1) course work specifically focused on the dissertation, 2) research and writing guidance, 3) intensive one-on-one advising, and 4) peer support via a cohort model. The Edgewood College Doctoral Completion Program offers support, expert guidance, and a trusting community of learners with the aim of producing scholarly researchers, academic writers, and Edgewood College leaders.
- 30-credit program, ending in an Ed.D. and dissertation. With steady enrollment and progress, students can complete the program in 18-24 months.
- 21 credits of formal coursework and 9 credits of dissertation work with advising.
- Offered in a blended format, the Doctoral Completion Program will combine classroom learning with online support.
- Both Blackboard and Web Ex, a video conferencing tool, support our online learning environment. Learn more about how online learning works and the expectations of a successful online learner.
Tuition and Financial Aid
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Tuition and Credits
Graduate tuition for the 2019-20 year (beginning Summer 2019) is $997 per credit.
The Board of Trustees sets the tuition annually so a small increase each year is possible. In addition, doctoral students pay a $105 fee each term. The total cost for the 30 credit program for tuition and fees at the rate today is approximately $24,348. Books and other instructional supplies would be in addition to this cost.
With steady enrollment and progress, students can complete the program in 18-24 months.
Completion Equals Success
Tuition is only one factor in choosing a program. Completion rates are another important element of doctoral programs. Edgewood College boasts an 85 percent completion rate, compared to 57 percent at other institutions.
Therefore, your chances of attending Edgewood College and completing your degree are much higher, making it a smart investment of both time and money.
Our individual attention to student support helps guide each student through meaningful, engaging coursework, research, and dissertation completion.
Graduate students are eligible for financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans. Learn more about Stafford Loans, including eligibility requirements and application instructions.