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.

Learn More About This Program:

For more information, visit UMass Lowell's Doctor of Education in Leadership in Schooling, STEM Option webpage.



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 https://www.uml.edu/grad/.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please contact the Solution Center at 978-934-2000 to determine eligibility.