Ed.D. Program Overview
The Ed.D. is a Doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practice. This doctoral program is a non-traditional program designed for working professionals. The doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practice is an interdisciplinary degree that helps leaders in various professional fields such as education, medicine, religion, and business become innovative change agents in their communities and organizations. For educators wishing to pursue advanced professional development, the doctorate in education will provide preparation for the professoriate and for administration in higher education. For leaders in other fields, the doctoral degree will develop advanced professional competencies, organizational planning, and leadership dispositions.
- Prior completion of a master's degree from a regionally accredited educational institution.
- A cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale) from prior graduate work
- Completion of the Miller Analogies Test OR the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- International students must score a 550 on the paper TOEFL version or 213 on the computer TOEFL version
Complete the online application.
Submit two copies of official transcripts for all graduate level coursework.
- Submit Application Fee
Pay online or mail your $50 application fee (payable to Trevecca Nazarene University) to the address below.
- Testing Scores
Submit MAT, GRE, and/or TOEFL scores via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:Lewis Bridges
College of Lifelong Learning
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Rd
Nashville, TN 37210
- Immunization Records
Tennessee state law requires all colleges and universities to obtain immunization information from students. The required information is dependent upon a student’s date of birth and academic classification as a student. Read the instructions carefully for submitting immunization records.
- Letters of Recommendation
Submit letters of recommendation from two individuals who have been in a position to evaluate your abilities as well as your capacity to complete a doctorate. Letters may be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to (615)248-1700.
- Professional Vita
Submit a professional vita. This may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (615) 248-1700.
Schedule an interview (includes writing assessment).
- Application and all supporting documents must be received no later than February 15
- Minimal technology requirements
- Program includes a dissertation and a public symposium presentation
Graduates will have successfully completed all requirements of the curricula, maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher, successfully completed their symposium presentation, and successfully defended their dissertation.