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Academic Calendar

The academic year for the Union Institute & University's Doctor of Education (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 Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) 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 2014 Initial Academic Residency for NEW Students

  • July 5-11 Cincinnati, Ohio

July 2014 Residency for Returning Students

  • July 5-11 Cincinnati, Ohio

Professional Development Practica (PDP) Residency online via Adobe Connect.
New and Returning Students are required to attend the September 19-21, 2014 PDP

Degree: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Start Dates: Jan & July
Credits: 66
Transfer up to 12 credits
Min. Time: 3 years

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