3+ Years to Complete
Face-to-Face Classes with Online Coursework
Classes Held Saturdays and Sundays in Bismarck, ND
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Doctorate in Educational Leadership (PreK-12 or Higher Education Emphasis)
New students may tentatively begin 2014
How Distance Degrees Work
You can earn your doctoral degree from the University of North Dakota while you continue to work. Although time away from work and home is expected, many professionals have successfully completed their Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EDL) while maintaining their careers and families.
Courses are offered through a combination of face-to-face meetings held in Bismarck, North Dakota, and online coursework.
Face-to-Face Meetings in Bismarck, ND
You will complete 38 months of continuous coursework and then begin working on your dissertation. On average, you will meet 4 to 7 weekends each semester in Bismarck (approximately once every three weeks). Typically, classes are held face-to-face in Bismarck on Saturday afternoons and evenings and are continued on Sunday mornings and afternoons.
Some of the courses (or portions of) may be offered through online technology. You will use Web-based tools to:
- access course materials
- submit assignments
- communicate through message boards
- participate in discussions through threaded discussion tools
- receive your grades
Since technology is used to support communication, you will need access to a computer with high speed Internet connection.
Keep in mind, all admitted EDL doctoral students will constitute a cohort. As a cohort, you will take the full sequence of courses with your peer group to develop a learning community in which you can professionally grow and learn together. Before making the commitment to your peer group, you should carefully consider how earning your doctorate will fit with your life responsibilities.