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
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 Fargo, North Dakota, and supplemental online coursework.
Required Face-to-Face Meetings in Fargo, 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 Fargo (approximately once every 3 weeks). Typically, classes are held face-to-face in Fargo on Saturday afternoons and evenings and are continued on Sunday mornings and afternoons.
IMPORTANT! If you do not live in the area, you must be willing to travel to Fargo to complete this program.
Supplemental Online Coursework
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 online discussions
- 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.