Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline for application submission? Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year. We recommend submitting applications by July 15. Our Ed.D. program starts annually each fall term.

Do I have to submit GRE scores as part of the application process? No, we do not require GRE scores for admission.

Do I need a master’s degree to apply to the program? Yes, a master’s degree in an appropriate field from an accredited institution is required.

What is the per credit course cost of the program? See the “Tuition” section for more information.

Does the program offer scholarships/fellowships that cover tuition? To help answer your financial questions, contact Michelle Doss at 401-598-5189 or by email at

Can I transfer credits in? JWU’s Ed.D. program does not accept transfer credits.

Is this program accredited? JWU is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

What is the course schedule? Classes meet 8 times a semester on a weekend schedule (Friday evenings online and Saturday on campus) with some asynchronous work in between sessions.

Who should I contact for additional information? Contact Graduate Admissions Officer Mary Panella at 401-598-1993 or by email.