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Doctor of Education

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Course profile

The Doctor of Education is suitable for visionary professionals who want to make a difference in the places they work and live.  The program facilitates critical engagement with theory, practice and research through a hybrid model that combines an online, virtual environment with several intensive on-ground session in Hong Kong.  This model, which can be completed in 3 years, allows individuals to advance in their organizations while completing their education. 

Students complete 13 courses and a Doctoral Thesis Seminar in support of their doctoral thesis. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded the prestigious Doctor of Education (EdD) from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, one of the top 50 institutions in the US.

In Hong Kong, Northeastern University offers supervision in 2 specializations:

  • Organizational Leadership Studies
  • Higher Education Administration

University Excellence

  • A 116 year record of academic excellence
  • Ranked 39th in National Universities by US News and World Report in 2017
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Program Distinction

  • Engagement with a global network of professionals and educators from diverse disciplines
  • Expertise in melding research and practice to confront real-life problems in organizations and institutions
  • Taught by faculty with an array of international and domestic experience and research proficiency

Course details

PhD & Doctor Degrees

Primary Area of Study

Primary Area of Study: 
Education & Teacher Training
Delivery Mode: 
Online/Distance Learning
Part Time
3 Years 
Language of Instruction: 
Course fee: 
HK$257,000 (Tuition and fees subject to change by the Northeastern University Board of Trustees)
Commencement Date: 
September 1, 2017