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Admissions for Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Doctorate in Education (EdD) Admissions

At the University of St. Thomas, it's not just about leading. It's about the kind of leadership that results in transformation within schools, communities and students' lives. Our doctoral programs will prepare you to lead with a focus on practitioner-based learning. You'll gain the global perspective and practical skills necessary to meet today's leadership challenges. The School of Education provides a quality education for educational leaders that is also affordable. Our graduate programs fit today's multi-tasking lifestyle, with an emphasis on diverse perspectives, discussions and experiences.

We offer our students much more than just a degree - we offer the chance to be a part of a personal and professional network like no other. Which means your doctoral education can enrich your life and career long after you leave the classroom.

The first order of business is to ensure you've determined which degree is right for you. Once you're sure of that, read on for all the details on deadlines, requirements, costs and financial aid.

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Deadlines

Applications for admission are available starting September 2021 for the next doctoral cohort residency beginning Summer 2022! Deadlines for students entering residency in Summer 2022 are January 15, 2022 (early decision), and March 15, 2022.

Master's Degree

A Completed Master's Degree.

Cumulative GPA of 3.5​

Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.5 when graduate and undergraduate GPAs are averaged (4.0 scale).

Professional Experience

3 years professional experience with at least one year in a leadership position.

Application Checklist

  • Application Materials
  • International Applicants
  • Application Materials

    Submit the following application materials and components:

    • Application form
    • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas) submitted from the educational institution.
    • Submit transcripts to (must be sent from educational institution to be official): Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403 or gradadmissions@stthomas.edu
    • Academic/Professional portfolio or the GRE. (Details of what to include in the portfolio are in the application.)
    • Two letters of recommendation. One should be a provided by a professional colleague, and one by a professor/academic colleague.
    • Personal statement 500-1,000 words
    • Complete interview with doctoral faculty members

    International Applicants

    Submit supplementary materials for International Applicants

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
    • International Transcript Evaluation: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.

    Application Materials

    Submit the following application materials and components:

    • Application form
    • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas) submitted from the educational institution.
    • Submit transcripts to (must be sent from educational institution to be official): Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403 or gradadmissions@stthomas.edu
    • Academic/Professional portfolio or the GRE. (Details of what to include in the portfolio are in the application.)
    • Two letters of recommendation. One should be a provided by a professional colleague, and one by a professor/academic colleague.
    • Personal statement 500-1,000 words
    • Complete interview with doctoral faculty members

    International Applicants

    Submit supplementary materials for International Applicants

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
    • International Transcript Evaluation: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.
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    Graduate Tuition and Financial Aid​

    2020-2021 Tuition Rate: $895 per credit hour (Some 800-level courses are offered at a reduced tuition rate per credit hour)

    • Please note that determining the cost of graduate school is more adding up per-credit costs; Read about Determining the Cost of Graduate School
    • Details on Financial Aid for Graduate Programs
    • Contact Graduate Financial Aid
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    Scholarships

    Alumni discount: 15% discount for alumni

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