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Admission Requirements

What are the admission requirements to apply for the online Ed.D. in Education and Leadership program?

The admission requirements for the Ed.D. in Education and Leadership program are as follows:

  • Master’s degree in any field OR 33 transferable graduate credits 
  • 3.0 GPA  
  • 2 letters of recommendation (professional) 
  • Personal statement
  • Research statement
  • Resume 
  • Transcripts from all universities attended (Evaluations for international transcripts are required. WES and others are accepted.) 
Where can I find information about applying to Rockhurst University’s online Ed.D. in Education and Leadership program?

You can find more information on this page or schedule an appointment with your Rockhurst University enrollment adviser.

Program Details

Is the faculty for the online Ed.D. in Education and Leadership program experienced?

Rockhurst’s faculty are experienced professionals dedicated to each student’s success and are readily accessible for one-on-one advising and mentoring.

How many credit hours are required for the online Ed.D. in Education and Leadership program?

This degree requires 45 credits to graduate. Students must be able to transfer 33 graduate credits from a master's degree in any field.

How long will it take for me to complete the online Ed.D. in Education and Leadership program?

This program can be completed on a part-time basis in 6 semesters (2 years).

Are the online Ed.D. in Education and Leadership classes 100% online?

Coursework is delivered 100% online with one virtual residency.

How many start dates does the online Ed.D. in Education and Leadership program have per year?

There are 2 intakes per year: Summer and Fall.

Tuition and Financial Aid

How much do Rockhurst University’s online programs cost?

The online ABSN program is $783 per credit hour (including all fees), for a total program cost of $46,980.

The online master’s degrees, dual track, and post-master's certificate programs each cost $734.69 per credit hour. The total total tuition costs vary by program as follows:

  • $35,999.81 MSN-FNP (plus $61/credit hour fee)
  • $35.999.81 MSN-AGACNP (plus $61/credit hour fee)
  • $27,183.53 MSN-Leadership (plus $61/credit hour fee)
  • $45,550.78 MSN Dual Track (plus $61/credit hour fee)
  • $14,693.80 Post-Master's FNP (Second Degree MSN) (plus $61/credit hour fee)
  • $14,693.80 AGACNP Post-Master's Certificate (plus $61/credit hour fee)

The online Ed.D. in Education and Leadership program costs $800 per credit hour for a total program cost of $36,000.

Financial aid may be available to our online students.