UMass Lowell's Ed.D. degrees offer professional educators the opportunity to complete a terminal degree. Graduates are able to pursue leadership roles in K-12 districts or instructional roles in education departments in higher education. These programs emphasize the development of thoughtful and reflective scholar practitioners. Please note that this degree does not lead to licensure.
The Ed.D. is designed as a cohort program. Accepted students begin their program in Summer; it takes three calendar years to complete the program. Courses are completed online during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters, and candidates are expected to complete two courses each semester.
Note: This program requires a one-week, on-campus summer residency each year.
Learn More About This Program:
To receive more information, please fill out the Request Information form.
For more information, visit UMass Lowell's Doctor of Education in Leadership in Schooling webpage.
|Type of Fee||Amount|
|Fee Per Credit||$470|
|Registration Fee Per Semester||$30|
|Returned Check Fee Per Semester*||$30|
|Graduate Degree Application Fee||$50|
|Total for Course**||$1,440 ($470 x 3 credits = $1,410 + $30 registration fee per semester)|
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
Applicants must have a master of education degree or master's degree in a field relevant to PK-12 education that prepares him/her for advanced study. Additionally, applicants should have recent teaching and/or leadership experience in a PK-12 setting and be interested in research and the role of leaders in schools. Candidates who are interested in higher education administration should speak with a Graduate Coordinator before submitting an application.
For more information about UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, visit uml.edu/grad.
Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to determine eligibility.