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"I want students to see me as a mentor who is sensitive to the context (classroom or online) where they learn, the researcher who is abreast of current research and most of all, to see a person who is simply passionate about what she is doing." - Dr. Jessica Dolecheck, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School of Health Professions, (Health Professions concentration).

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Doctorate Degree

Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Ed.D.)

This 60 credit hour degree program is designed for persons who are interested in and show promise of becoming scholars and leaders in education and the allied health professions. Applicants can select from the following concentrations:           

This 60 credit-hour degree features a rigorous program of academic coursework and research experiences which prepare future scholars and practitioners to understand and address educational problems and needs from a holistic perspective. Applicants to this program can either enter post-bachelor degree or post-master degree.

If applicants enter post-bachelor, they will first complete a terminal degree in a master program in education, health sciences, or a related field before proceeding with doctoral coursework.

Admission Requirements

For admission into the Curriculum & Instruction doctoral program, candidates must hold one of the following:

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.

All applicants must have completed the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with minimum Verbal score of 500 and minimum Quantitative score of 500 + minimum 4.5 Analytical Writing score for Full Admission- OR -minimum Verbal + Quantitative score of 900 + minimum 3.5 Analytical Writing score for Probational Admission.

Admissions Procedures

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

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

The application process is selective, so meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not necessarily guarantee admittance into the program. The fall admission deadline is April 15.

For more Information

For any further questions about the program, please email eddci@ulm.edu or 318-342-1288.

For more information about the curriculum for this program please visit ULM’s Graduate Catalog.