Hopkins Online EDD

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  1. Chad Allen

    Chad Allen New Member

    Hi everyone. I am considering applying for the Johns Hopkins online EDD program. I was wondering if anyone in here has enrolled in the program or has any knowledge about chances of being accepted? Thanks a lot!
     
  2. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I don't think anybody in here has $83,000.00 to $138,000.00 to drop on JHU's online Ed.D. Ensure there is an ROI for you after graduating from the program. Otherwise, Northeastern University's Online Ed.D. might do the job for half price of JHU's program.
     
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  3. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    That's an interesting statement, especially considering that it's coming from someone who's paying somewhere in the neighborhood of 50k for an MBA.
     
  4. datby98

    datby98 Member

    Wow, education is really not a human right, it is a business.:confused:
     
  5. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Absolutely; otherwise $1.57 trillion student loan debts as of 2020.
     
  6. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    That's all I can afford! :D
     
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  7. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    A good many people will not be paying cash for degrees like this. My Scranton MBA was dang near $50k (I think, it's easier to spend someone else's money) but my employer foot the bill. To self fund it my budget would have been more in line with another hallowed Scranton, PA institution, Penn Foster.

    Obviously, COVID has affected many company finances but I think people would be surprised at how many companies over very generous financial aid if you are willing to play by the rules. For my company, they'll pay the whole thing. However, it means that you have to stay there for 5 years. Leave early and you leave with a very large repayment.

    And some people are willing to pay for prestige. Can't blame them in many cases. If you're, say, a school principal (I didn't actually look to see what the specializations for this EdD are but bear with me) and your degrees are all from elite institutes then slapping an ACE EdD on top of that would look off. Flip side is that if you are tired of catching crap from your cousin at Thanksgiving about your M.Ed. from American InterContinental University, topping your academic cake with a doctorate from Hopkins would (still look odd) but could very well be the salve that helps a person carry themselves confidently through their career.
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2021
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  8. Chad Allen

    Chad Allen New Member

    You bring up some good points about how COVID has affected finances. I know you're referring to companies, but...I've been wondering if universities might also be feeling the squeeze and, as a result, if it might work in the students' favor to some extent in that institutions might be just a bit more lax as to the students they admit. Probably need to make up for all those lose foreign/study abroad students, I would imagine. I wonder if this COVID era could serve as a catalyst to help me get into Johns? I have a Master of Ed (4.0) from the University of Cincinnati but I am not sure if that would be good enough for them. Then again, maybe "elite" institutions like Johns aren't having any trouble attracting and keeping students thanks to their name alone.
     
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I expect this particular program is a cash cow and that getting in is a lot easier than their traditional doctoral programs on campus. But either way, if you really want to do this, apply. The worst they can do is say no.
     
  10. Chad Allen

    Chad Allen New Member

    Agreed--I'm going to give it a shot. Thanks for your response!
     
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