2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalogue 
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2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Education in Rural Education

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Program Admission Requirements:

The following are specific admission requirements for entry into the Doctor of Education programs. Please refer to the Graduate Catalogue for specific program admission requirements.

  • Completed online application for admission, including nonrefundable application fee;
  • An official transcript from a regionally accredited institution indicating a conferred master’s degree or above with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and official final transcripts from all institutions of higher education (community colleges, bachelor’s programs, post-graduate programs);
  • Professional recommendations from two (2) individuals who can attest to the applicant’s ability to succeed in a doctoral program;
  • Completed Personal Statement of Goals;
  • Resume

International Students:  https://www.uwa.edu/admissions/internationalstudents

Who Should Apply:

  • Individuals with master’s degrees or above in education or a related field and wish to obtain a doctoral degree to increase their knowledge and skills in curriculum and instruction or administration and leadership; OR
  • Curriculum leaders in a variety of settings or education related fields; OR
  • Practicing education administrators, directors, team leaders, and teachers in public and nonpublic schools and daycare centers.

II. Choose one of the tracks below: 27 hours


  • Upon completion of all required coursework, an ABD student must be registered for DIS 715  to be eligible for continuing services.
  • The School of Graduate Studies has established a time limit for graduate degrees. Students are expected to complete the complete and defend the dissertation within nine (9) years of initial enrollment into the Ed.D. program.

Program Completion Requirements:

The following requirements must be met prior to completion of the Ed.D. in Rural Education Program.

  • Completion of Orientation to Doctoral Studies (ED 700 )
  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework (no grade below B)
  • Successful completion of an applied dissertation
  • Cumulative grade point average of a 3.25 or higher
  • Completed application for degree and satisfaction of all UWA financial obligations

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