University of California, Irvine

Department of Education

Educational Administration - EdD


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ed.D. - Educational Administration -- NOT Accepting Applications ---->See PhD Education Program

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Since 1993, the UC Irvine Department of Education has offered an Ed.D. Degree Program in cooperation with the University of California, Los Angeles. However, the program is NOT currently accepting new applications-please consider the department's PhD program instead.

If you wish to receive information about opportunities for future Ed.D. study at UC Irvine, please inform us of  your interest  by eMailing us.   We will retain your contact information and specific interest and contact you when information is available in the future..

While not currently active,  since its inception in 1993  the UCI/UCLA Joint Ed.D. in Educational Administration was designed for employed professionals who demonstrated potential for leadership in school administration, educational policy, and fields pertinent to school practice and educational scholarship. Students entered the program from a range of professions, including K-12 and higher education teaching and administration, out-of-school learning, school counseling, after school programming, and educational policy.

Courses offered in the program canvassed research methodology, educational reform, organizational theory, cognition, and leadership. Students enrolled for 8 units of course work during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters over a three year period and 12 units of course work for four consecutive summers.

The design of this EdD degree program was to prepare outstanding educational leaders to be able to articulate and accomplish important improvements in educational practice while attending to the complex demographic, social, and


UC Irvine is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and all graduate programs receive a rigorous external review mandated by the University of California every five years.

International Student Requirements:

1. International Students and students who do not speak English as their native language must submit scores for TOEFL iBT ( overall minimum score of 80). As an option to TOEFL, you may submit scores from the IELTS exam (overall score = 7 .AND. with sub-scores = 6 on each individual IELTS module). 2. Applicants who qualify to serve as Teaching Assistants (TA) may be more competitive for admission. To be eligible to serve as a TA, a TOEFLibt score = 26 on the Speaking component, OR, an IELTS score = 8 on their Speaking module, OR, a score = 50 on the TSE (Test of Spoken English). Official Test Scores must be transmitted to UC Irvine. TOEFLibt scores will be transmitted to UC Irvine when you specify the following on your exam: Institutional Code = 4859, Departmental Code = 47 ** TOEFL/TOEFLibt or IELTS test scores must be = 2 years old as of the first day of classes. Older scores are NOT acceptable.

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): 13146 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 28518 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

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