Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to complete the online EdD?
The EdD takes a total of six semesters to complete, or approximately 24 months. Students who choose the K-12 Leadership concentration may take somewhat longer if they decide to pursue additional coursework to prepare for superintendent eligibility.
Students who enter on the ABD completion track or the EdS completion track may take slightly less time to complete their degree.
Can I work while I earn my EdD? Will I have to travel often?
The online EdD is designed to accommodate full-time work schedules. Coursework is almost completely online, with two residencies of one weekend each included in the program.
What can I do after graduation?
Graduates of the EdD program can pursue advanced teaching or leadership roles in a wide range of industries—not just education. While most graduates will opt to serve in K-12 schools or districts or higher education institutions after earning the EdD, other options include government agencies, education publishing or educational technology companies, corporate training and retention, and more.
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is available to those who apply and qualify. Graduate students can qualify for federal loans. We suggest that all students begin the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) as soon as they apply. Alverno’s FAFSA code is 003832.
Alverno’s Financial Aid Office is happy to answer your questions. Call us at (800) 933-3401.