The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is a 60-hour degree that has been carefully designed to develop skills in scholarship, service, and problem-solving in the context of coordinated learning communities. This design has been structured around a “signature pedagogy” that sets the Ed.D. apart from other doctoral degrees at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.Apply Now
Submit an application for the Ed.D. program to our Admissions Office. Because the application includes several parts, we recommend that you submit as many parts as you can, as soon as you can. It normally takes a minimum of 1-2 months to turn in all the parts to the application, especially because GRE results and recommendations take time to arrive. Your application must be fully complete in the Admissions Office prior to the stated application deadline to be considered.
The application deadline for matriculation in the summer term is January 15.
After your completed application clears the Admissions Office, the Admissions Office invites qualified applicants to participate in an entrance exam and faculty interview. Students come to campus for one day in which they complete the entrance exam in the morning and then participate in the faculty interview in the afternoon.
Entrance exams are exams designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their comprehension of the subject area in which they are applying. You can find more information about the entrance exam here.
Faculty interviews provide our professors the opportunity to interact with students who are applying in their area while allowing students the chance to get to know the faculty. Students should prepare to discuss not only their research interests but also their personal interests.
Entrance Exams & Interview Dates
First Friday in March for Fall matriculation
In addition, there is precedent literature to review. Abstracts for each of the included texts must be completed during the student’s first year in the program.
The program cost is paid in a $1,000 downpayment with the remaining balance due equally over thirty months.*
|Program Cost — SBC Student||$19,580|
|Program Cost — Non-SBC Student||$32,697|
|Continuation Fee (Paid past fifth semester in program)||$2,000|
*Program Tuition shown is for the 2020-21 Academic Year. Additional fees are subject to the current catalog. Please see the current catalog for full listing of current fees.
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