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Doctor of Education (EdD)

Program Highlights: 

  • 51 credit cohort program is designed to be completed in 3 years 
  • Small cohort size and a convenient course schedule
  • Dedicated faculty hold doctoral degrees from leading national institutions of education
  • Four areas of concentration (listed below)
  • Transfer credit may be awarded to candidates who enter the program with a completed post master's in any of the above areas

For additional program specific information, visit the School of Education.

Graduate School Application 

Areas of Concentration: 

  • School Leadership and Development
  • Organizational Leadership and Development
    • The only area of concentration offered in the Edmonton based program 
  • Neuroeducation
  • Higher Education and Student Affairs 

Program Locations: 

  • Edmonton (Canada): projected next start date is Summer 2020
  • Portland: Summer 2019

Admission Requirements:

  • Doctor of Education Essays
  • Current Resume
  • Two EdD Recommendation Forms and Letters
    • All completed recommendation forms and letters should either be emailed as a signed attachment to or sent via mail to ATTN: Graduate School, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,Portland, Oregon 97203, directly by the reference
  • Official Transcripts (from all previously attended academic institutions)
    • Must be submitted directly from the institution electronically/via mail or in a sealed envelope given to the applicant directly from the academic institution
    • A master's degree or its equivalent in education or related field from an accredited institution recognized by the University of Portland is required 
      • International Applicants: All foreign degrees will be evaluated by International Student Services prior to an admission decision
    • International Applicants: Transcripts from foreign universities must follow the above guideline as well as be in English or be accompanied by an English translation certified as authentic 
  • International Applicants: An official score from either the TOEFL (minimum score of 88) or IELTS (minimum score of 7.0) exam is required 
  • International Applicants: Proof of financial support will be required to attend the University of Portland, but is not required for application review 

Application Timeline: 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the following deadline:  

  • Summer Semester Start: March 15

Program Contact: 

International Applicants: 

  • Please note the additional application requirements listed above in the "Admission Requirements" section
  • For additional information, please visit International Student Services