Two Intakes a Year

January and August

Become an Innovative Education Leader.

The University of Findlay’s online Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Program prepares both teachers and administrators who are passionate about changing the practice of education to plan strategically, communicate effectively, and think critically about the impact of policy and decisions through conducting research.

Findlay’s Doctorate of Education Program has been voted as one of the best in the nation, earning unique distinction for Best Dissertation Support two years in a row!

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    $540/credit hour x 60 credit hours = $32,400 total tuition cost

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    Quality Matters Certified

    Coursework is QM-certified using Rubric Standards for Course Design

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    Voted one of the best in the nation

    Earning the unique distinction for Best Dissertation Support

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    Complete in as little as three years.

Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution, with the possible exception of first-professional doctorate-degree holders, specifically when no master’s degree was offered (e.g., DPT and Pharm.D.).
  • Minimum graduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Pass a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with a minimum score of 400. Students who score within one standard deviation of the mean score (375 or above) on the Miller Analogies Test can be granted conditional acceptance into the program, and upon successful completion of both EDUC 700 and EDUC 701 with a “B” or better in each course, can be granted full acceptance into the program.
  • Submit an online application.
  • Two letters of recommendation, which will include an assessment of the candidate’s ability to perform doctoral-level work.
  • Official transcript conferring a bachelor’s degree (for master-level programs) or graduate degree (for doctoral-level programs) earned.
  • Interview (face-to-face or online) with College of Education faculty.
  • Complete EDUC 700: Writing as a Doctoral Scholar with a “B” or better, to obtain full doctoral candidate status.

Sample of Classes

EDUC 711 | Innovation and Information Literacy

EDUC 715 | Inviting Environments to Facilitate the Affective Domain

EDUC 703 | Policy Analysis: Political and Legal Principles

EDUC 707 | Global Dimensions and Perspectives on Diversity

EDUC 705 | Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement

Opportunities for Research

17 students, alumni, and faculty presented research at the 2019 Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA) Annual Meeting. Learn more about how Findlay provides students with opportunities to showcase their research and become known within the field of education.