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Drexel’s New DC Executive Weekend Education Doctorate Program

EdD in Educational Leadership and Management

Drexel University, a world-renowned research institution, is now accepting applications for our EdD in Educational Leadership and Management degree program in an executive weekend format at our new Drexel Washington, DC Center located at 80117th St. NW, just steps away from the White House.

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Executive Weekend Hybrid Program

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

Concentrations include:

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

Curriculum and Plan of Study

Drexel’s unique curriculum 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 goals.

  • Plans of Study- includes a sample plan of study for each concentration area
  • Course Descriptions- Drexel’s online catalog provides titles and descriptions for each course in the EdD program

Tuition Costs and Financial Aid

Drexel Central lists the cost of tuition for all academic degree programs. 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.

How to Apply for the EdD DC Executive Weekend Program

You can get started on your application by filling out Drexel’s Graduate Admissions application.

Application Requirements for New 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 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, 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.