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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction (Code: DDCI)


The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program is a nationally recognized program offering a curriculum that blends theory with practice. It is designed to meet the needs of mid-career professionals who want the highest professional certifications in their career. The Ed.D. program is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS). 

There are two concentrations that Ed.D. candidates pursue which are Curriculum and Instruction or Health Professions Education:




In this 100% online program, on-campus residency is NOT required. Students take courses and comprehensive written exams online. Online video conferencing is used for the comprehensive oral exam, proposal defense, dissertation defense, and other meetings.


Credit Hours

Candidates take a total of 60 credit hours, including 24 hours of core courses, 21 hours of a concentration of courses, and 15 hours of dissertation.

The links below are the downloadable files for the Plan of Study for each concentration:

                  Curriculum and Instruction

                  Health Professions

A maximum of 6 credit hours of graduate credit appropriate to the student’s degree program may be transferred from other institutions offering regionally accredited graduate programs if earned in residence at that institution.


The Ed.D. faculty comprises prominent researchers in such areas as elementary and secondary education, school administration, educational leadership, K-12 and higher education policy, educational technology, and special education. To view a list of  faculty please visit this page. 


Admission Requirements

For admission into the Curriculum & Instruction doctoral program, candidates must hold Master’s degree in Education or Health Sciences or related fields (depending on concentration selected)

All applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 and a minimum cumulative graduate grade point average of at least 3.25 to be considered for admission.

The applicant must meet one of these program admission criteria:

Admissions Procedures

There are two steps to applying to the Ed.D. Program in Curriculum and Instruction:

  1. Submit a complete application to ULM Graduate School, including all non-ULM transcripts, GRE scores, and application fee. If applying via the online application system, please make sure to select the “5G Graduate Online” application.
  2. Submit a completed packet of the following items directly to the Program Director, either by email to kim@ulm.edu or via mail to:

Dr. Kioh Kim  
2-26 George T. Walker Hall
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA, 71209

For International students seeking admission into this program, a TOEFL score of 61 or above is needed.

Application Deadlines

The application process is selective, so meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not necessarily guarantee admittance into the program. Application deadlines are as follows:

To view a list of Ed.D. Graduates, please chick here

If you have any questions about the program, contact Dr. Kim directly.




Kioh Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Ed.D. Program