McKendree University Ed.S. / Ed.D.

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by tribilin80, Apr 7, 2024.

  1. tribilin80

    tribilin80 Member

    Does anyone have any experience or insight on McKendree University?

    The Doctorate in Education Program in Curriculum Design and Instruction is a 30 hour program which includes a 12 hour dissertation.

    EdS: Tuition for the EdS degree is $450 per credit hour for the 2024-25 academic year (Fall 2024, Spring 2025 & Summer 2025).

    EdD: Tuition for the EdD degree is $605 per credit hour for the 2024-25 academic year.
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  2. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    They're RA, if the price is 'right' at 18K for the EdD, I would research them a bit more by doing a review search, I wouldn't go for their business programs though, as they only have RA and IACBE as mentioned here, I usually suggest ACBSP or AACSB for business: plus here are their online programs: and their own Wikipedia page
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  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member


    Those two forms of accreditation are remarkably distinct from each other. (AACSB means something in academic circles; ACBSP means nothing anywhere.)
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  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I found a writeup on all three - AACSB, ACBSP and IACBE (McKendree's choice) link below. I liked it. YMMV of course. I also found it kind of amazing that we have NEVER before had a DI thread on - or recorded mention of this RA school, established in the 1830s. I searched. This is the only one!
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  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    From the above link:

    AACSB International vs. ACBSP vs. IACBE Accreditation

    Accreditation by AACSB International, ACBSP, and/or IACBE indicates that an MBA program has voluntarily submitted to a formal process of assessment by an independent organization and that it has met or exceeded certain standards for education and training in the field of business administration. It confers credibility and may enhance the reputation of the department or school through which an MBA program is offered. It is one factor that prospective applicants should consider when researching MBA programs. It may also be a factor that certain employers take into account. AACSB International is the oldest and most widely recognized accreditation body, and older MBA programs offered by large research institutions and public universities are more likely to be accredited by AACSB International. Smaller colleges and universities are more likely to have MBA programs accredited by ACBSP and/or IACBE. There is nothing mutually exclusive about the accreditations offered by the three organizations: while each has its own philosophy and methodology for accrediting MBA programs, there is general agreement on what constitutes core training for students in an MBA program.
  6. McKendree requires completion of an EdS prior to starting the 30 hr EdD
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Isn't Liberty University like that, where the EdS and EdD stack?
  8. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    EdS programs can usually be fully transferred into an EdD program at the same school. I haven't seen that Liberty requires the completion of an EdS prior to entering the EdD program. The admissions requirement is a master's degree.

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