Admission Doctor Of Education

Doctor of Education Admission Requirements

Do you want to reach the pinnacle of achievement for advanced education studies? Liberty University’s online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program provides all of the critically advanced education administration, research, curriculum development, and learning theory skills and knowledge needed to help you make a positive impact on the world of education. Through Liberty University’s Doctorate in Education online program, you will engage with knowledgeable professionals in the field of education who will mentor you in your development as an educator, administrator, and researcher.

Our Ed.D. degree offers a robust theoretical framework that extends your teaching methods and theories to a higher order of application, allowing you to evaluate and address teaching challenges in K-12 institutions and at the university level. Liberty’s online Ed.D. degree allows you to focus on your coursework at home and complete essential hands-on training with flexible scheduling that will meet your needs. Unlike many doctoral programs, our online Ed.D. degree integrates the doctoral dissertation research into your course material so that you can complete this comprehensive demonstration of your education expertise more quickly. 

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How Do I Complete the Admissions Requirements for the Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Degree?

  1. Apply online or call (800) 424-9596 to apply to a degree program with an Admissions Counselor.
    There is no upfront application fee. However, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
  2. Mail official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copy) to address below. Transcripts must show a regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in Good Standing. 

    Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
    1971 University Blvd.
    Lynchburg, VA 24515

    If your previous institution offers electronic official transcript processing, they can send the document directly to

3.  Statement of PurposeThe Statement of Purpose is an opportunity to demonstrate to application reviewers why you wish to pursue a doctoral degree at Liberty University and to also showcase graduate-level writing abilities for their consideration. Applicants are encouraged to take time to develop a well-written, 1,000 to 1,500-word statement, which answers the following questions:

  • How has your previous education and work experience prepared you for doctoral studies at Liberty University?
  • What is your goal for pursuing a doctoral degree (EdD) at Liberty University?
  • Please describe the character and values you possess that will help you succeed in your desired field.

4.  Applicants whose native language is not English must complete an approved English proficiency test or meet the requirements for a waiver. Please see the Online Graduate English Proficiency Requirements page for more information. 

The Office of Graduate Admissions may request additional documentation when conducting admission reviews to evaluate a candidate’s record before a final admission decision can be made.

Please note: Guidelines are subject to change in federal or state regulations for the licensure of school personnel.

Preliminary Acceptance
Transcript Policies
Program Accreditations

Preliminary Acceptance to our Doctor of Education Online Program (EdD)

If you are sending in a preliminary transcript for acceptance, you must:

  • Be in your final term and planning to start your doctoral degree after the last day of class for your master’s degree.
  • Complete a Master’s Self-Certification Form confirming your completion date. You may download the form from the Forms and Downloads page, or contact an Admissions Counselor to submit the form on your behalf.
  • Submit a transcript to confirm that you are in your final term. The preliminary transcript must show that you are within six credit hours of completion for a 30-48 credit hour master’s degree or within nine credit hours of completion for a 49+ credit hour master’s degree.
  • Send in an additional, final official transcript with a conferral date on it by the end of your first semester of enrollment in the new doctoral degree.

Please note: Due to the competitive nature of the EdD online program, preliminary acceptance is not guaranteed.

Official College Transcript Policy

An acceptable official college transcript is one that has been issued directly from the institution and is in a sealed envelope. If you have one in your possession, it must still be in its original sealed envelope. If your previous institution offers electronic official transcript processing, they can send the document directly to

Program Accreditations

Accreditation ensures that Liberty University has met strict standards about degree programs, faculty, administration, student support, and services. Accreditation also ensures courses that are taken and degrees earned through Liberty University will be accepted by other accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Liberty University Admissions Office Contact Information

Call: (800) 424-9596

Fax: (888) 301-3577

Email: For Questions

Email: For Sending Documents

Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

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