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Doctorate of Education in Curriculum Studies and Learning Sciences Online

Earn the highest credential in the world of education while focusing on acquiring advanced knowledge in curriculum design and assessment. Our online Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies and Learning Sciences offers unique doctoral-level coursework for those looking to polish their curriculum-centered work

Tuition: $49,230

Duration: 24 months

Credit hours: 45


Address critical needs in modern education

The online Doctorate of Education Curriculum Studies and Learning Sciences program is built for modern educators seeking advanced expertise in assessment and curriculum design with an emphasis in online environments. The field of education is constantly evolving and within this dynamic landscape, professionals with up-to-date industry knowledge prove to be invaluable assets to any team. Future-proof your curriculum-centered career and drive innovation in teaching and learning with an online Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies and Learning Sciences.   

Within this program, not only will you take traditional doctoral level research and leadership courses, but you will also learn to design curricula that stays on par with education trends today. You will engage in cutting-edge coursework, independent research, and practical experiences, under the guidance of experienced faculty and researchers. The curriculum is designed to develop expertise in areas such as instructional design, educational research methods, leadership in education, digital learning approaches, and program evaluation. The online Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies and Learning Sciences culminates in applied doctoral research, where you will put your knowledge and skills into practice through an original research project, and defend your findings before a committee of experts in the field.

Potential career opportunities:

  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Senior Instructional Designer
  • Teaching and Learning Developer
  • Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Higher Education Faculty


Introductory Scholarship Now Available

For a limited time, take advantage of our Accelerated Ed.D. introductory scholarship opportunity and save over $15,000 throughout the lifetime of the program. This equates to $750 per credit hour (compared to $1,092 per credit hour). Available only to those who enroll in our inaugural cohort starting August 26, 2024. Limited to those who enroll in our Accelerated Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies & Learning Sciences, Accelerated Ed.D. in Emerging Technologies in Education, and Accelerated Ed.D. in Online Learning & Education Technology. Our Ed.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership and Doctoral Completion programs are excluded from this offer. Apply today!

Invest in your career with a program that pays it forward

We understand finances are an important factor in considering your higher education options. Our online Ed.D. programs are priced with the idea of providing a high level of support and can be paid by the course for added flexibility.

Tuition rates listed apply to the 2024-2025 academic year. More detailed information about tuition and financial aid can be found here.

Program: Accelerated Online Ed.D.
Per credit hour: $1,094
Per course: $3,282
Per Program: $49,230

Tuition includes access to enhanced dissertation support which includes workshops, 1:1 support, and immersions. 

Financial aid
Financial aid is available to those who qualify and who are U.S. citizens. Complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

Edgewood College Federal School Code: 003848

Contact us:
Phone: 608.663.4300
Fax: 608.663.3495
Mailing address: 1000 Edgewood College Dr. Madison, WI 53711

We offer multiple start dates for your convenience 

Our online programs are designed to fit your schedule. Find your ideal start date below.

7-Week Format


Start Date  

Application Deadline 
Fall I  8/26/24 8/12/24
Fall II  10/21/24 10/7/24
Spring I 1/21/25 1/7/25
Spring II 3/10/25 2/24/25

Course registration is due the day before courses begin for each term.

Abide by these admissions criteria 
    1. Complete and submit the Ed.D. application
    2. Provide evidence of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for regular admissions status. Request that official transcripts for all graduate academic credits received from any post-secondary institutions be sent directly to Edgewood College.
Complete your Ed.D. degree with practical skills

To complete the accelerated Ed.D. online program, students must complete 45 credit hours of coursework.



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