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Drexel’s New Doctorate in Education - Washington D.C. Executive Weekend Program

EdD in Educational Leadership and Management, Washington DC

Drexel University, a world-renowned research institution, is now accepting applications for our Executive Doctorate in Education (EdD) degree program in an executive weekend format at our new Drexel Washington, DC Center. The Washington D.C. academic facilities are located in the Lafayette Tower at 801 17th St. NW , just steps away from the White House.

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EdD in Education Administration Hybrid Program

The Drexel University-Washington, DC Center is one of the top doctoral degree programs in the U.S., serving as a multifunctional academic and outreach center for the University and its online subsidiary Drexel University Online. Our hybrid EdD degree program includes online and once monthly in-person class delivery in the Washington D.C. city center. Graduate students can benefit from flexible class
schedules that include:

  • Core courses taught one weekend a month at Drexel DC Center
  • Concentration courses completed online

In addition to the traditional 3-year education doctoral program, Drexel also offers a 1-course per term plan of study that can be completed in 5 years. This plan is ideal for working professionals looking for career advancement opportunities in the Washington D.C. area, or students who want to save money through tuition reimbursement plans offered by their employers.

Washington D.C. Executive Doctorate Program Career Opportunities

Drexel University-Washington DC Center serves as a multifunctional academic and outreach center for the University. Conveniently located mere blocks away from four metro lines, the office is in the heart of the city and offers a unique gathering space for busy professionals seeking professional development and training, as well as students looking for advanced degree opportunities. Student in the Washington DC Executive EdD program have the opportunity to work alongside accomplished and experienced professors while completing research in education just steps away from the US Department of Education and Congress presenting unique networking opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else.

EDUCATION DOCTORATE DEGREE CONCENTRATIONS INCLUDE:

Drexel University’s Executive Washington D.C. Doctoral program is designed for professionals interested in careers within education, government, healthcare, not-for-profit, and other business management organizations, with several EdD degree concentration options to help prepare students to effectively lead strategies in today’s fast-paced, global environment. Some of our EdD degree concentrations through the Washington D.C. program include:

  • Athletic Administration
  • Educational Administration
  • Education Policy
  • Higher Education
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Global and International Education
  • Human Resource Development
  • Learning Technologies
  • Special Education Leadership

WASHINGTON D.C. EDUCATIONAL DOCTORAL PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Drexel’s unique doctoral program curriculum at the Drexel Washington DC Center prepares students with in-depth knowledge to prepare them to be leaders in their field of study. Drexel’s team of EdD advisors work-one-on-one with students to develop a plan of study that meets their educational and professional goals.

  • Plans of Study - includes a sample plan of study for each educational doctorate concentration area
  • Course Descriptions - Drexel’s online catalog provides titles and descriptions for each course in the EdD program offered at our Washington D.C. affiliate center

In order to graduate, all courses must be passed with a grade of B or better. In the fifth quarter, the comprehensive exam must be passed. In the ninth quarter, the dissertation proposal must be approved by the dissertation committee. In terms 10-12, students register for Dissertation. Under the School of Education's policy, students pay one credit of tuition but register for multiple credits. A minimum of two credits are needed in the twelfth quarter to accrue the 60 credits needed for graduation.

WASHINGTON D.C. DOCTORAL PROGRAM - TUITION COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID

Whether you are a Washington D.C. resident looking to advance your career in educational policy or looking to relocate to the Washington D.C. area, Drexel University can provide one-to-one financial advising to prospective graduate students through Drexel Central.

The costs for graduate students in semester and quarter programs depend upon the number of credits registered for each semester. Drexel Central lists the cost of tuition for all academic degree programs, including the Washington D.C. EdD degree program. The office assists and advises students and families in identifying and procuring financial resources required for study at Drexel.

Students are provided with a DrexelOne account, which allows them to check the status of their financial aid awards online 24-hours a day. Drexel Central has professional staff available on all three Drexel campuses who can help students address questions or concerns about financial aid applications, awards, and other financing options.

WASHINGTON D.C. DOCTORATE IN EDUCATION - PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

To qualify for Drexel University School of Education's Washington DC EdD program, students must have a master's degree in education or an appropriate field. Trasnfer credits from EdD programs from other universities will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students interested in applying to the Executive Weekend EdD program through Drexel’s DC Center can get started on your application by filling out Drexel’s Graduate Admissions application.

Application Requirements for New EdD Program Applicants

For details regarding the items below, please review the Admission Application Checklist. (Please note that international students may not apply to this program.)

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended verifying completion of a master's degree in education or an appropriate field (with a 3.5 GPA or better) and undergraduate degree in an appropriate major.
  • Résumé indicating at least 3 years of work experience relevant to applicant's professional goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation – Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters.
  • Essay – Discuss your professional goals and aspirations, including how your current skills, along with advanced study of educational leadership, will be of support in the attainment of those goals.
  • Writing sample – Submit a 5 to 30 page writing sample that demonstrates your writing abilities and potential success in the program. Examples include, but are not limited to, a journal article, a paper written for a class, or a manual or technical report.

Supplemental Application Materials for New EdD Program Applicants

To make your application more competitive, applicants are encouraged to submit TWO or more of the following items:

  • Detailed statement describing sustained Leadership Activities.
  • Detailed statement describing significant Creative Activities / Products.
  • Detailed statement describing significant Research Activities / Publications.

Application Requirements for Readmission Applicants

Students who have already taken graduate level coursework at Drexel University do not apply to the EdD through Enrollment Management but rather through the School of Education directly.

  • School of Education Drexel Student/Alumni Application to the EdD [PDF].
  • Office of Graduate Studies Application for Readmission to a Graduate Program [PDF].
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended other than Drexel verifying completion of a master's degree in education or an appropriate field (with a 3.5 GPA or better) and undergraduate degree in an appropriate major (in sealed envelopes).
  • Professional Résumé indicating at least 3 years of work experience relevant to applicant's professional goals.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (in sealed envelopes).
  • Essay: A typed statement of professional goals discussing the student's professional goals and aspirations, including how his/her current skills along with advanced study of educational leadership will be of support in the attainment of those goals.
  • Writing Sample: A sample of the student's writing that the admission committee can use to evaluate the student's ability as a writer and potential success in the doctoral program. The minimum length of the sample is five pages and should not exceed 30 pages. Examples of possible writing samples include, but are not limited to, journal articles, paper from a course, or some written work product such as a manual or technical report.

Supplemental Application Materials for Readmission Applicants

Students are encouraged to submit TWO or more of the following items:

  • Detailed statement describing sustained Leadership Activities.
  • Detailed statement describing significant Creative Activities / Products.
  • Detailed statement describing significant Research Activities / Publications.

In order to submit an application for consideration in our Doctorate in Education program, applicants must assemble all materials (in one complete package, if possible) and send them to:

Drexel University School of Education EdD Department
3401 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Once we receive your completed application, we may arrange for an interview with the appropriate program director.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE WASHINGTON D.C. DOCTORATE IN EDUCATION EXECUTIVE WEEKEND PROGRAM

Want to learn more about our Washington D.C. Executive Weekend EdD Program? Request more info to speak with an advisor or register to attend a free, virtual information session below!