Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership FAQ
Who can apply?
Candidates for the EdD program should hold a Master's degree. Experienced candidates from various fields in education are encouraged to apply. SNHU is committed to enrolling talented individuals who reflect the full spectrum of society, with respect to race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, and other personal characteristics. Most importantly, all candidates must show evidence of having the moral, emotional, and ethical dispositions necessary to become effective 21st century leaders.
Due to Homeland Security regulations, we are unable to accept international students at this time.
What are the admission requirements?
The application process will include the following:
- The completed application form found here;
- February 15 deadline
- A 3-5 page written statement of purpose;
- A group interview;
- Two letters of recommendation;
- Curriculum Vita/Resume;
- Official academic transcripts demonstrating evidence of undergraduate and graduate degree attainment.
- $100 non-refundable application fee
Are GRE scores required?
No. GRE scores are not a part of the application process.
What is the program plan?
The EdD in Educational Leadership is a 48-credit, three-year program. There are three eight-day Summer Residency components held on the SNHU campus the last week in July or the first week in August. There are three terms during each year (Fall, Winter, Spring). Candidates will take two courses per term during the first two years. During the third year, the candidates will work on their dissertation.
Can I transfer credits from other doctoral programs?
No. The EdD in Educational Leadership is a cohort program that requires each candidate to complete all learning experiences in the three year program.
Can I transfer credits from CAGS?
No. The EdD in Educational Leadership is a cohort program that requires each candidate to complete all learning experiences in the three year program. Courses and experiences through CAGS will play a role in developing a personalized learning plan for the EdD but will not reduce the number of credits taken in this program.
What is the format of the program?
The EdD Program at SNHU is a "low-residency" program.
- There are three eight-day summer residencies at the beginning of each year of the program. These summer residencies will be held on the SNHU campus, 2500 North River Rd., Manchester, NH.
- There are hybrid courses which will include online asynchronous coursework and face-to-face sessions on campus. The face-to-face sessions will be held on one Saturday per month from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Those students outside reasonable driving distance may participate in a synchronous online session with the on-site group.
- There are some courses wholly online.
What does ''low residency'' mean in this program?
Low residency means that on site face to face meeting times are kept to a minimum. Candidates will participate in eight days of summer residency for three summers and once-a-month class meetings held on Saturdays or Sundays throughout the three terms (Fall, Winter, Spring).
How long will it take to complete the program?
The program is designed as a three-year experience. Focused time and support is dedicated to the dissertation process during the second and third years of the program, however, progress toward completing the dissertation depends on the individual.
What is the cost of the program?
Tuition and fees have been set for the cohort and will remain in effect for that cohort for the three years of the program.
Yearly tuition: $16,000
Summer Residency Fees Year 1: $1,600; Year 2: $1,600; Year 3: $1,600