Doctor of Education in Leadership in Schooling: STEM Option, Ed.D


UMass Lowell's Leadership in Schooling Ed.D. STEM Option is designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educators who wish advance their skills as researchers and instructional leaders of PK-12 programs. Individuals who work in STEM fields in higher education may also find the program of value, but must recognize that the leadership aspects are focused on PK-12.

The Ed.D. is designed as a cohort program: Accepted students begin their program in the 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.

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Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $495
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Graduate Degree Application Fee $50
Total for Course** $1,515 ($495 x 3 credits = $1,485 + $30 registration fee per semester)
*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.
**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.
For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.



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

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or email to determine eligibility.

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