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.
The application process will include the following:
No. GRE scores are not a part of the application process.
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.
No. The EdD in Educational Leadership is a cohort program that requires each candidate to complete all learning experiences in the three year program.
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.
The EdD Program at SNHU is a "low-residency" 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).
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.
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
EdD Faculty and biographies