EdD Degree

The requirements for obtaining the Doctor of Education degree are as follows:

  • Completion of at least 60 trimester-credits comprised of 18 courses and the successful defense of the dissertation, with an approved final dissertation document
  • Maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Receiving a grade of "C" in no more than two courses
    (Courses in which a "C" is received may be repeated a maximum of one time by the student at his/her discretion. However, no more than two courses in which a "C" is received as a final grade in a doctoral-level course will be approved for graduation.)
  • Ensuring all financial debts have been paid in full to NAU, or a payment plan has been approved by the associate provost and graduate dean

The EdD degree is granted from NAU upon completion of all academic requirements for the degree and recommendation of the dissertation chair to the associate provost and graduate dean. The associate provost and graduate dean forwards the recommendation for verification that all academic requirements have been met and recording of the degree, which is then awarded by mail.