University of Illinois launches online Ed.D.

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by Gabe F., Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Gabe F.

    Gabe F. Member

    The College of Education has been providing online programs for a while (and I would know since I hold a Graduate Certificate in HRD and am currently in the EdM program) but they've now expanded to offer the university's first online doctoral program:

    New online Ed.D. program offers more career advancement for professionals | College of Education | U of I

    GRE not required:

    A previously earned master’s degree from an accredited institution
    A minimum GPA of 3.0
    64 total credit hours
    3 written qualifying exams
    Doctoral dissertation
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  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Looks like total cost of ownership is about $50,000 with tuition and fees altogether, but their costs are very opaque (always a bad sign) so it's hard to be sure.
  3. WR213

    WR213 New Member

  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    in another thread we've seen discussion of the fiscal problems in Illinois, especially as they impact the state higher education system. With that in mind I would be very careful about assuming that costs will remain static over the 5-6 year duration of a doctoral program.
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Hmm. That's a very good point.
  6. FTFaculty

    FTFaculty Well-Known Member

    I've heard the same thing. I applied for a faculty job at a uni in Illinois and was told by a friend who'd done his grad work in the Illinois system that I might want to reconsider due to the financial issues in Illinois. Sure enough, a few months later, I got an email saying the position had been cancelled due to budgetary constraints. Evidently the politicians in Illinois spent money like sailors on shore leave and the state is now paying a heavy price.

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