DoctorateEducation (Ed.D.)

The Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) at Concordia University St. Paul is for experienced educators seeking to further their knowledge in the field of educational leadership for the application of appropriate and specific practices, the generation of new knowledge, and for the stewardship of the profession.

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Education (Ed.D.) Curriculum Overview

The Doctorate in Education (EdD) is designed to address three salient areas with a concentration in leadership. The first area of concentration will addresses a core understanding of leadership issues pertaining to exemplary leadership models, ethics, policy making, and special topics. A second area focuses on scholarship for understanding, and producing and evaluating research applicable to improving organizations. The third area provides comprehensive coursework, integrated with Doctorate Field Experience/Research, and designed with flexibility to allow students to focus on areas of specialization of their choosing within leadership.



  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Master’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above based on a 4.0 system. More information can be found on the How to Request Official Transcripts site.
    • Please have all official transcripts sent to: Concordia University – Saint Paul Office of Graduate Admission ATTN: Kristine Erickson 1282 Concordia Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104
  3. Submit a Master’s level writing sample or a sample of work from a previous Ed.S. program will be acceptable. The writing sample may be an original sample of a publication, scholarship writing or Capstone.
  4. Submit a current, professional resume.
  5. Submit 3 letters of recommendation. Letters should come from 1) a direct supervisor, 2) a professional in the field of education or colleague, and 3) from another reference of your choice.
  6. Interview with Ed.D. Faculty. Once all application materials have been submitted, Concordia University – St. Paul Admissions will contact you to schedule an interview with our Faculty Chair and Director of Credentialing.

*A two-day on campus orientation is required prior to the start of classes.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling at Concordia University, St. Paul must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements. Contact the University Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

Concordia University Technology Requirements (PDF)

Career Potential

At completion of the program you will earn a Doctorate in Education. Professionally, you will be referred to as a Doctor of Education and your signature line may include Ed.D. after your name.

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