Athabasca University - Graduate Programs

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Program Information

School:Athabasca University - Graduate Programs
Faculty:Centre for Distance Education
Degree:Doctorate; Distance
Field of Study:Education, General
Description:The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Distance Education is a professional doctoral degree, intended for practitioners and those with career experience in distance education. The degree provides rigorous preparation for advanced responsibilities and leadership in the field, similar to other professional degrees such as the Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Arts, Doctor of Public Administration, Doctor of Psychology, and the Doctor of Creative Arts.
URL:Distance Education at Athabasca University - Graduate Programs
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $44,944

Fee is for entirety of the program.
Enrolment #:12

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*85

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants will have a Master's degree, preferably with a thesis or research project, in a relevant field of area of study (e.g. Education or Distance Education, Psychology or Educational Psychology, Instructional Technology, Adult Education, Curriculum and Instruction) from a recognized university.

    Test Scores:
    • CanTEST or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience
    Applicants must provide a copy of transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions. Significant experience in open or distance learning, and a Statement of Intent of 750 to 1,250 words, a description of research background and interests of 750 to 1,250 words are required.
    Cost Notes : Fee is for entirety of the program.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 23, 2017