The academic year for the UI&U Ed.D. program is 12 months. The academic year is divided into two six-month terms. Each doctoral student’s academic year is based on his or her start date (initial academic residency). Students register for specific learning activities each term based on program requirements. Full-time enrollment status is defined as registering for nine or more credit hours per term. On occasion a student may choose to register for 6 credits which may extend that students program.
Minimum/Maximum Program Length
Union Institute & University defines the minimum amount of time for a student to complete and earn a doctoral degree as three academic years of full-time enrollment (36 months). The 36-month time in program length will not be compromised. The Ed.D. degree program is 66 credit hours. Any learning activities in addition to the required 66 credit hours do not bear credit. The maximum amount of time allotted for a student to earn a doctoral degree is seven (7) years from the date of first enrollment in the program. Students who do not complete the degree requirements within the seven year time frame will be subject to academic dismissal from the program.
July 2013 Residency for New and Returning Students
- July 7-14 to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
January 2014 Initial Academic Residency for NEW Students
- 1st weekend, January 10, 11, 12 to be held in Miami, Florida
- 2nd weekend, January 17, 18, 19 to be held online
January 2014 Residency for Returning Students
- 1st weekend, January 3, 4, 5 to be held online
- 2nd weekend, January 10, 11, 12 to be held online
Professional Development Practica Residency via Adobe Connect
New and Returning Students are required to attend September 27, 28 and 29, 2013 and March 21, 22 and 23, 2014