Educational Leadership - Doctor of Education(EDD)

Doctor of Education (EDD) - Educational Leadership

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Degree Specific Credits: 90

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23


  • A minimum of 30 credits in the primary field, exclusive of the dissertation

  • A minimum of 20 credits in a chosen supporting area

  • A minimum of 9 credits in Foundations Courses

  • A minimum of 15 credits in Research

  • A minimum of one third of all course work must be taken in the Educational Leadership Department at UM, including one third of the coursework in the primary area

  • Dissertation Requirements:

    The dissertation, which is required for all doctoral students, follows the completion and pass of the comprehensive exams. The student must select a consenting dissertation chair.  Under the direction of the dissertation chair, the dissertation proposal  will be developed.   In consultation with the dissertation chair, the student will form a dissertation committee consisting of a minimum of five members. There are specific Graduate School dissertation requirements.  The student is responsible for following these requirements. The dissertation chair is the primary person to direct the research and the student must work closely with that individual to complete the dissertation process.

  • All students seeking a Montana Administrative License in addition to an Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.) are required to complete the State of Montana's Field Experience requirements. A detailed description of these requirements can be found on the department's Field Experience page. If you wish to initiate endorsement paperwork, contact the Department of Educational Leadership.


Total Hours

Required Courses




Complete one of the following courses:

EDLD 594

Seminar 594 - taken after completing course work


EDLD 618

Educational Statistics


EDLD 620

Qualitative Research


EDLD 625

Quantitative Research


EDLD 653

School Personnel Admin


EDLD 656

The Economics of Education ?title


EDLD 657

Facilities Planning/School Bus Function ?title


EDLD 658

School Pub Relations-Superintendents


EDLD 660

Adult Continuing Education


EDLD 662

History of Higher Education


EDLD 667

American College Professor


EDLD 668

College & University Administration


EDLD 674

Internship in College Technology

3? Variable Cr

EDLD 676 ? course ended 202250

EDLD 694

Advanced Seminar: Education Administration/Supervision

3? Variable Cr

EDLD 697

Advanced Research Education Administrative Supervision

3? Variable Cr

EDLD 699

Professional Seminar/Dissertation


Total Hours

Minimum Required Grade: B