Information sessions are held periodically at each site. Please review the dates and times located on the Information Sessions web page.
Doctoral students are assigned to a full time faculty member to help guide the student thru the first few courses and any questions about which concentration to take.
Doctoral students are accepted each Fall (September) as a cohort. Completed applications packets are reviewed in January thru May to determine qualifications for a possible interview. Not all applications are accepted for an interview.
Packets must contain - graduate application form with fee, 3 recommendation letters, statement of interest and goals, writing evaluation (link will be emailed to you upon receipt of your application), a resume, undergrad and graduate official transcripts.
Applications are reviewed by at least two full time faculty members on a five point scale on each of the following components:
Top applicants based on two independent scorings by the EDD faculty will be invited for an interview. Applicants are then rated on a five point scale by two faculty members at the three hour session on each of the following:
Points for both phases are tabulated and students are ranked in descending order with the top applicants accepted at each of the three sites. Students are offered admission, respond affirmatively to the offer, and then matriculate during a full-day orientation session in August.
For more information on admission process please click here.
A cohort is a group of students taking the same sequenced courses together.
Approximately 170 to 200 applications are reviewed each year. Approximately 75 to 90 students are admitted as a cohort each Fall for sites at Dover, Graduate Center & Georgetown.
A writing evaluation link will be emailed to you once your application form is received by the Graduate Admission Office.
Students must complete 19 sequenced courses, 3 credits per course, totaling 57 credits (3 years & 1 block, a Wilmington University block is 7 weeks) and the dissertation or position paper. If the dissertation is not completed by the end of the second block of the 3rd year students must begin to register for EDD9004 for half the current tuition to meet with advisor to complete the dissertation. Most students finish within a 3 year to 4 ½ year time frame. Students are allowed, with approval, up to seven years to complete the program.
Classes are held 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at all sites.
Please visit Financial Aid or call (302) 356-6955.
Once you are accepted into the program you can send to the Director a transcript and course description of courses you have taken beyond the Masters degree. These will be reviewed to determine if any course qualify for transfer.
All persons successfully completing the program will meet the Delaware State Department of Education academic requirements to be eligible for certification as a school superintendent. Assuming all other requirements (Please review these requirements on the DOE Web Site) specified by the State of Delaware are met, a person completing the program may also be eligible for certification as an elementary school principal or a secondary school principal in Delaware. However, candidates must also meet the Delaware State Department of Education experience and competency testing requirements in order to be certified. Persons out of state should review that State's DOE requirements.
Please visit http://www.wilmu.edu/education/medsl_certification.aspx to get more information about certification courses.
Students that take internships usually are able to take time at their district offices or place of business that meet the internship requirements.
Candidacy for the Ed.D program requires the completion of the admission process, a grade point average of 3.0, field component requirements, completion of 48 credit hours, a grade of 3 or better on a Content Assessment.
Yes, Wilmington University is fully accredited. For more information please click here.
Please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.