Kristal Moore Clemons, Ph.D.
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Educational Leadership and Policy web site.
The online Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy is Florida State University's first online doctoral program. This program prepares education leaders and scholarly practitioners to be knowledgeable about organizational systems, actively engaged in research to improve policy and practice, and attuned to issues of equity. The program is developed for working professionals who have a Master's degree and relevant professional experience. Working with premier faculty, students will develop the professional and analytical skills to address the most pressing problems in education. Graduates assume roles as senior-level educational leaders, policymakers, and policy researchers both domestically and internationally.
Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
The program starts in summer with three courses including a face-to-face seminar. The face-to-face seminar occurs for three consecutive summer sessions. Cohorts enroll in online courses that build sequentially in subsequent semesters.
These courses may not be offered every semester.
A bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA - An earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, with a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) in all coursework attempted while registered as an upper-division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor's degree.
A graduate degree with at least a 3.5 GPA - Applicants for Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs, or the EDA Modified and Specialist programs, must have an earned graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, with a minimum 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA).
GRE test scores - Official test results are required from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Educational Testing Service (ETS) does not retain scores longer than five years. If your test scores are older than five years, you may have to retake the test to have official scores sent directly to FSU from the testing agency. If you have the official report that was mailed to your home address for older scores, then FSU will accept that report.
Verbal - 149
Quantitative - 147
Analytical Writing - 3.5
Language proficiency test scores - International applicants whose first language is not English, and who have not studied in an English-speaking country for at least an academic year, must submit language proficiency test scores.
TOEFL (paper-based) - 550
TOEFL (internet-based) - 80
IELTS - 6.5
MELAB - 77
FSU Institution Code: 5219
Note: Our next Ed.D. cohort will begin Summer 2018.
Applicants must submit the following:
The admission committee will review your GRE scores, academic transcripts, letters of reference, personal statement and the problem of practice research statement. The problem of practice research statement should provide insight on how well you can execute a research project within a three-year period. The problem of practice research statement must be crafted in a way that outlines a tentative research question (a problem of practice), relevant literature about the topic and a brief plan of action on how you as a scholar practitioner will work to examine and propose a possible solution to the problem of practice you outline in your statement.For more information on how to apply, including application deadlines and additional materials that may be required, please visit, http://education.fsu.edu/degrees-and-programs/online-programs.
The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2016-17 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.