Applications open September 1 - December 1
Blended - Online and Face-to-Face
EdD Summer Residency: Six-week summer program (blended delivery), including two weeks on-campus at UCalgary, followed by four weeks online. Please note program delivery is subject to change based on provincial health guidelines.
Fall/Winter Semesters: Online
A registration package will be sent to new students after they have been admitted. Registration for the summer term will be available in late winter. Fall and Winter registration opens in the spring. Your Graduate Program Administrator will send more information about registration to you.
As a Graduate Student you are expected to devote the time, effort, and energy necessary to engage in scholarship. As a graduate student, you will determine the specific milestones and requirements of your program of study in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar and with your graduate supervisor.
An integral part of the doctoral experience is working closely with a supervisor on the development and completion of a research project. A graduate supervisor mentors graduate students through regular meetings and research training aimed at research, scholarship, teaching and professional development. Graduate supervisors support students in the timely completion of their programs. As a Graduate Student, you are expected to meet with your graduate supervisor on a regular basis. While each student-supervisor relationship is unique, graduate supervisors can assist graduate students in a number of ways: advising on course selection, applying for awards and scholarships, obtaining research funds, applying for teaching assistant and sessional teaching opportunities, developing track records in refereed publications and conference presentations, getting involved in leadership and service, and encouraging and supporting apprenticeship in a research community of practice (collaborative review of papers, grants, academic writing, and data analysis).
In the EdD program a supervisor is normally appointed at the time of admission.
A list of required courses for the EdD Leadership in Post-Secondary Contexts program can be found below. Completion of additional and relevant coursework outside of the required courses may be discussed with your supervisor.
Summer Residency 2023
Summer classes run from Monday, June 26 - Tuesday, August 8, 2023.
Students are expected to be available for this period of time and able to complete online course work before and after the summer residency period. Further details will be available in the course outline.
On campus summer residency dates are Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 21, 2023.
Course outlines are normally posted in D2L 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the term.
Years 1 and 2 have blended courses in the summer which include an on-campus component.
EDER 783.02 L02 (1483) Critical Praxis as Social Justice
EDER 783.01 L01 (1482) Conceptualizing Curriculum Inquiry (Introduction to Curriculum Inquiry)
EDER 711 L01 (73074) Advanced Research Methodologies
EDER 712 L01 (13077) Advanced Research Methodologies II
EDER 783.04 Narratives in Place
EDER 783.03 The Cultural Politics of Curriculum
EDER 707 Collaboratory of Practice I
EDER 708 Collaboratory of Practice II
The work completed in years 3-6 is variable and depends on your pace. Students have up to six years to complete their EdD program.
Candidacy must be completed within 28 months from the program start date.
Your dissertation is the focus of your degree program.
Students enrol in Dissertation Seminar once you have successfully completed your candidacy exam and have begun to work on your dissertation. Dissertation Seminar is offered every fall and winter term.
Fall Terms (online)
EDER 709 L01 (71319) Dissertation Seminar I
Winter Terms (online)
EDER 710 L01 (11394) Dissertation Seminar II
Prospective students: how to apply
Visit our Future EdD students page for admission requirements and application details. A list of EdD specializations that we are accepting applications into is outlined on this page.