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Educational Leadership EDD – Eligibility & Transfer Credit

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GRE score (taken within the last five years) of: 140 Quantitative, 146 Verbal Reasoning, and a combined score of at least 297 with an analytic writing minimum of 3.5. Test scores must be sent directly to the graduate school by the testing agency. UNC's institutional code is R4074.
  • Applicants can enter the Doctor of Education program as either post-master’s students or post-EdS students. Preceding degrees must be from a regionally-accredited college or university, or a comparable degree from a foreign institution.
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 point scale) for the most recent degree earned or current degree in progress. If you are still completing your degree at the time you apply, admission will be based on your current cumulative GPA, and you will need to re-submit your official transcript (showing your conferred degree and final GPA) during your first semester. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional academic stipulations to remain enrolled at UNC.
  • Documented ability in completed, published research (preferred for students choosing a Research specialization)
  • Applicants wishing to combine the degree with an Administrator Licensure should hold a valid Principal Licensure (preferred) and have two years of educational leadership experience.
  • Prerequisite course: SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3) or equivalent

International Students

Though international students can attend many UNC Extended Campus programs, this delivery of this program is not well-suited for international students due to U.S. immigration requirements concerning the ratio of credit hours that international students must take in the classroom setting compared to how many credits are taken in online courses (immigration counts partially online courses as online).

International Students are eligible to study in the on-campus delivery of the program.

Transferring Credit

Applicable graduate credit with a grade of A or B from an accredited university may be able to be applied towards this academic program. Doctoral students must complete a minimum of 40 semester hours through UNC of the 64 minimum required for a doctoral degree. If the program requirements exceed the 64 credit minimum, students are allowed to transfer additional credits, as determined by their advisor. All work counted in a doctoral degree program must be completed within eight years. The time limit is calculated from the beginning of the first class transferred in and counted in the degree program. See the full Graduate Transfer Credit Policy.

Students must submit an original transcript to their advisor for review. Student and advisor then complete a Transfer of Credit form to submit along with the original transcript to the Grad School for review and final approval.

A student who possesses a specialist degree may count a maximum of 21 semester hours of specialist work in the doctoral program with the approval of the Graduate School, the program advisor, and all members of the doctoral committee. Schools may have requirements that exceed the minimums established by the university.

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Snapshot

Credits Required:
42 or 64
Time to Completion:
2 to 2 1/2 years plus dissertation
Tuition:
$620/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Linda Vogel

970-351-2119

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