3+ Years to Complete
Face-to-Face Classes with Supplemental Online Coursework
Classes Held Saturdays and Sundays in Fargo, ND
In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency
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Doctorate in Educational Leadership (PreK-12 or Higher Education Emphasis)
Begins Fall (August) 2013
What Others Have Said
"I had always dreamed of receiving my doctorate, but I was just not sure how to complete it. With a full time job and family, there wasn't enough time for me to seriously consider it until I found out that I could obtain a doctorate degree from UND by attending classes during the summer and every other weekend.
With UND, I received individualized attention because the classes are manageable. The students are all professional people who are looking to further their educations and brainstorming with them was awesome! I also received financial help through UND. UND cohorts are willing to work with you, not against you."
-Lana DeCoteau, EdD, Superintendent, Turtle Mountain Community Schools, Belcourt, ND
"The cohort experience was very enriching. We made new friends and had a group going through the same experience, so we understood the responsibilities and stresses of family, working full-time jobs, and being a graduate student. I have many new colleagues and friends across the state due to the cohort program.
Professionally, I have new skills, experiences, credentials, and networks that help me in my position as a tribal college president. I would not have achieved my Ph.D. had it not been for the UND Educational Leadership cohort program! It was a great experience that I will treasure."
-Cynthia Lindquist Mala, PhD, President, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Spirit Lake Dakota, Ft. Totten, ND
"For me, the University of North Dakota Educational Leadership program was a perfect fit for my continuing education and career aspirations. The Educational Leadership program was designed with the working adult in mind and was grounded in practical experience and knowledge application. Completing my degree through the cohort model at UND afforded me the opportunity to earn a highly regarded credential and pursue my next career opportunities."
-Chad Coauette, PhD, Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Anoka Technical College, Anoka, MN
"Earning my Ph.D. [in Educational Leadership] was a beneficial experience for me both personally and professionally. The ability to complete my coursework while working full-time was a necessity and this program allowed for that flexibility. Above all, the network of support developed in our cohort extends beyond the program into our professional roles as well."
-Lisa Feldner, PhD, CIO, Information Technology Department, State of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND