Educational Administration, EdD

Our EdD doctoral program in educational administration is for you if you are a PreK–12 school leader/administrator at the building and/or district level and you are interested in furthering your academic and practical development. Our program is designed to prepare you to continue working in school systems and districts, frequently at the highest levels of administration. The EdD program is different from the PhD program in that the EdD has a greater emphasis on application to practice as a leader/administrator as compared to a focus on research and issues of theory for the PhD.

Educational Administration, EdD Summer 2020 Courses for New Students

Courses, course delivery and course dates for new students have changed. While the program is advertised as hybrid, it will be offered 100% online for the first year. For 2020, coursework will commence with the fall semester (as opposed to May) and students will still be able to finish in three years. For additional questions about this program, please contact Dr. Corrie Stone-Johnson at

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Why Educational Administration at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • cohort groups working together during the program
  • cohort seminars on school leadership
  • collaborative applied research on school-based issues and leadership actions
  • hybrid courses that meet four weekends on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • individual or collaborative capstone project or disertation research
  • integration of theoretical and experiential learning
  • flexible coursework delivery to meet your needs
  • focus on teamwork and collaborative problem solving

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Doctor of Education (EdD)
Credits required for completion 72
Time to completion 3 years
Course delivery Hybrid
  • Administrative positions in local school administration and state and federal government
  • Teaching, researching and policymaking positions in higher education across New York State and worldwide
Application deadline April 1 (summer admission only)

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.