EdD Course Format

Flexible Learning Format

The curriculum of the EdD program at the Pitt School of Education is mindful of the time demands of working professionals. You complete courses via a hybrid format in which most of the classwork is online, with a class held on campus once a month on Saturdays.

Hybrid Seminars

Our hybrid format means that you complete most of your coursework online, with a class held once per month on the Pittsburgh campus (typically on Saturdays). Attendance is mandatory for the in-person sessions.

On-Ramp Session

At the start of your program in June, you will participate in a weeklong on-campus experience. The "On-Ramp" session counts as a 3-credit course and is focused on developing your understanding of the enduring problems of practice in education, health, and human development.

Orientation Program

Prior to the summer start of your program, you will complete a one-day orientation program in the spring (typically in April). There will be an introductory session with other EdD students in your area of concentration, cohort-building activities, and a welcome from the Dean of the Pitt School of Education.