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CQ16 - Doctor of Education

About Doctor of Education

Doctor of Education (EdD) is a professionally based research higher degree available through the Faculty of Education & Creative Arts as an alternative to the traditional research programs. It offers a rigorous program combining structured advanced research units courses and a thesis component.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

A higher degree by research is usually required for an academic career or a professional career in research.  Many other discipline-specific employment opportunities exist as employers recognise the skills developed through a degree by research program are widely applicable in the workplace.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2-4 years full-time, 4-8 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BDG; EMD; GLD; MKY; ROK; External
Courses/Units of Credit not applicable
Faculty Education and Creative Arts
How to Apply direct application at any time of year
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal EdD 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes not-applicable

Program Aims

The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a doctoral program of supervised research and research tasks designed for professional practitioners/educators, comprising:

  • structured research tasks;
  • proposal development;
  • thesis component.

The program is governed by the Rules for the degree of Doctor of Education which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination.

Consultation with the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Education & Creative Arts will assist applicants to determine eligibility for admission, to identify the proposed areas of research and to ascertain the availability of suitable supervisors.

Program Structure

The program will normally be undertaken by candidates through part-time study over 4 years (maximum 8 years) or full-time over 2 years (maximum 4 years).

Candidates will complete four research oriented tasks in consultation with their supervisor prior to submitting their research proposal. Candidates are also required to defend their research proposal to a Doctor of Education panel prior to progressing to the thesis component.

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