Johns Hopkins University

School of Education

Doctor of Education (EdD)


2800 N Charles St

Baltimore, MD 21218

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Format: Online

Program Description:

To address the changing landscape of education in the 21st century, the School of Education has been a pioneer in establishing an online Doctor of Education (EdD) program. The program, designed to prepare an exceptional corps of practitioner-scholars both nationally and internationally, sets the bar for transformational leadership in education through scholarship, professional development and networking with educational leaders and researchers representing a variety of backgrounds and interests. Online delivery allows candidates to address a Problem of Practice particular to the educational environment they occupy wherever they are in the world.

In its fifth year, the EdD program welcomes students from China, Azerbaijan, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Canada and Brazil, as well as across the United States. This unique program extends our school’s global reach and promotes interdisciplinary growth, which is a hallmark of a Johns Hopkins University education.

As a competitive and limited admissions doctoral program, the graduates set a high standard for transformational leadership in education, apply evidence-based practices to improve educational outcomes and meet the vast challenges associated with improving learning outcomes in public and private educational environments. They support the continued creation of new areas of research, promote an increase in the utilization of research findings in professional practice and contribute to the public discourse and policy.

The Ed.D. program includes specialization areas. Applicants must select one of the specialization areas as the focus of their program. For the 2019-2020 cohort, the areas of specialization are:

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education
  • Mind, Brain & Teaching
  • Instructional Design in Online Teaching and Learning

Possible future specializations may include:

  • Urban Leadership
  • Technology Integration in K-16 Education


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 48-54

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1421 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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