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Doctor of Education (EdD) Programs


Responding to the needs of individuals looking to advance their careers, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education offers a Doctor of Education (EdD) program that prepares you to be a leader in pre-K–12 schools, institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, research institutes, government agencies, or health and human services agencies. The EdD is structured as a three-year cohort-based program for working professionals, enabling them to balance life, work, and school through the use of an executive format schedule and a hybrid course delivery model. The cohort of students admitted complete a 90-credit program (30 credits transferred from a relevant master’s degree and 60 credits completed in the EdD program).

The EdD program objectives are to:
  • Offer opportunities for you to gain an interdisciplinary perspective through courses that are created and taught by faculty across departments in the School of Education
  • Promote collaborative learning, shared experiences, and interdisciplinary knowledge through a cohort structure
  • Equip you with the knowledge and experience to be educational innovators who can address enduring problems of practice in their fields
  • Accommodate your needs as working professionals
  • Provide a clear pathway for completing the degree in three years


The School of Education offers the following Areas of Concentration (ARCO):
  • Education Leadership
  • Health and Physical Activity
  • Higher Education Management
  • Language, Literacy and Culture
  • Out-of-School Learning
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Social and Comparative Analysis in Education
  • Special Education
You can view our EdD videos, which provide a comprehensive view of the doctoral programs available. Discover why we created the new EdD program, how our programs allow for a work/life balance, the importance of a cohort model, and the benefits of studying with students in other disciplines.
And if you’re considering a full-time program with a focus on research-based careers, please review our PhD program options.

If you have any further questions, you can chat with our admissions & enrollment assistant director, Monique Eguavoen, at 412-624-2909 or monique.equavoen@pitt.edu.