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 3 credits in theory and research; 63 credits are 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.