Individuals may pursue either an Ed.D. (Doctor of Education) or Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in this program.
The Ph.D. curriculum is more research-based, while the Ed.D. curriculum is more practitioner-oriented. The Ph.D. program requires an additional 12 credits in theory and research, for a total of 72 credits versus the 60 credits required for the Ed.D. program.
At the end of the first year of doctoral studies, you decide whether you want to pursue an Ed.D. or Ph.D.