The Doctorate in Educational Administration (Ed.D.) program at South Carolina State University is designed for educators who are interested in obtaining a terminal degree. The program provides a broad conceptual framework in leadership theory and research. Individuals who have obtained an Ed.S. (Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration) may also pursue the Ed.D., as the next education career goal. Additionally, the Ed.D. is uniquely suited for educators certifiable as principals and superintendents. Students in the program will learn from experienced faculty, many of whom previously served as district administrators and superintendents. The program only requires 27 semester hours plus 9 semester hours in dissertation preparation beyond the Ed.S.

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Admissions Deadline

Fall Semester: August 5th
Spring Semester: November 1st
Summer Semester: April 1st

Delivery Format

The Ed.D. in Education Administration is delivered online to fit your busy work and family life schedule.

Technology Requirements

A computer with Internet connectivity is the minimum technology requirement for coursework. Additional technology may be required depending upon the course.

Cost and Financial Aid

eTuition: $552 (per credit hour)
Fees: $84 (per semester)
*eTuition rates are the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.

Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance

A variety of financial aid and scholarship programs are available for eligible students. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information. Also, check with your employer on the availability of tuition-assistance programs.


South Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Carolina State University.

For More Information Contact

Dr. Percy A. Mack, Director
Educational Leadership Program
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, SC 29117