EdD in Education Program

Higher Education & Social Change

WISR’s largest program has nearly always been our Doctoral program in the emerging, interdisciplinary field of “higher education and social change. 

This program provides advanced, individualized learning and professional training for educators, community service professionals, community and intellectual activists, and other adults who are concerned with the relations among social change, education, psychology, and community service or community leadership and development–in everyday practice. 


It is especially aimed toward people who are concerned with serious inquiry, and inquiry-based action in order to educate fellow professionals and/or the general public in specific ways that will also lead to constructive, broad and long-term social change.

It enrolls students who hold positions of leadership in public and community agencies, who are or who eventually become college instructors and professors, and who are self-employed consultants, workshop leaders, and published writers on topics of professional concern.

Program Overview

  • Units of Study: 60 Semester Units
  • Length of Study (self paced): 4 years full time, 6 years part time
  • Tuition: $8,400 per year (See catalog for a list of all fees)
  • Program Tuition: 6 years: $50,400; 4 years: $33,600
  • Admission Requirement: Master’s Degree or 30 units graduate study at an  accredited institution
  • Enrollment Start Date: First of any month

Next Steps...

There is a great amount of further detail on the program in our catalog (top navigation bar).

If you have questions after reviewing the catalog or have questions now, please contact us. 

Typically the President will call you back (it’s something he loves to do) and the two of you may interview one another.

We recognized that this may be one of the most important decisions in your life.  

We want you to have all the support you need to make a such a momentous choice. 

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