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Learn in a Cohort

EdD students are part of a single cohort who grow together through all three years of the program.

Our graduates create friendships that last a lifetime and grow their professional network.


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Online and Face-to-Face

Complete your work online and learn in-person with one class held each month on Saturdays at our Pittsburgh campus.

Our schedule is set far in advance to make it easy for you to plan it into your schedule.


Strengths of the Program

Centering Equity and Justice

Inequity in education and health is a defining issue of our time. Pitt EdD students study the current system, what led to current inequities, and how to work toward a more just future.

Expansive approach to health and education

Across all eight majors, students learn varied perspectives on education and health. You will gain a powerful and comprehensive view of education and health in society.

Managing change within complex systems

You will gain the tools to shape and manage change with the goal of applying what you learn both toward their current role and aspirational leadership positions.

EdD Admissions Overview

  • 24 graduate credits
  • No GRE exam
  • Applications for priority admission due February 1


About the Pitt EdD


Different EdD majors available in the program


Focused on equity and justice


Ranked public education school in Pennsylvania
U.S. News & World Report


Pitt Education alumni across the world

Should I Earn an EdD or PhD?

Created over 100 years ago, the education doctorate (EdD) is for senior-level professionals who want to put their scholarship into practice.

It is meant for scholarly practitioners, whereas the PhD degree is suited for future education researchers.

Our students work in diverse fields across preK-12 education, higher education, community health, government agencies, research institutes, and more.

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Why Do Education Leaders Choose Pitt?

Discover what makes our EdD program unique in this video with EdD students, alumni, and faculty.

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EdD Alumni Highlights

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