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Educational Innovation

The Doctor of Education in Educational Innovation degree prepares you to become an educational leader able to successfully adapt to the constantly evolving expectations placed upon educational systems.

Created with the working professional in mind, classes meet six weekends per semester over three years.

If you choose to earn your Doctor of Education in Educational Innovation from Augusta University’s College of Education and Human Development, you’ll be joining a collaborative, cohort-based program that offers over 20 concentrations in a supportive and education-rich environment.      

Educational Innovation is for you if you consider yourself

Adventurous and Active
Helpful and Nurturing
Innovative and Cutting-edge



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Educational Innovation Program


What You'll Study


Students in the Doctor of Education with a major in Educational Innovation program will complete 55 credit hours, including 15 hours of a capstone project or dissertation.

The cohort-based program is designed to be completed in nine consecutive semesters.

Curriculum | Admissions Criteria | Tuition and Fees | Application Deadlines

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Graduate School Advantage

Augusta University's graduate programs are among the best in the nation – and the world – and our graduate students are our most valuable assets. To ensure that our students earn more than a degree, the Graduate School offers a range of opportunities so they can develop the leadership, communication and personal skills needed for a rewarding life and academic, research or professional career.

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About the Graduate School

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Several education-related student organizations provide opportunities for students to participate in groups that can help them network, share ideas and prepare them for career advancement.

Augusta University’s College of Education and Human Development is a hub for educational outreach and professional learning opportunities, including the Impacting Student Learning Conference.

Students looking for opportunities to volunteer in the community have several locations to choose from, including Augusta University’s Literacy Center, which provides Augusta-area children, adolescents and adults with literacy-related educational experiences.

Weekend Classes

Designed to be convenient for working professionals, classes meet six weekends per semester over three years.

Dedicated Faculty

The supportive faculty are committed to high-impact practices that stimulate positive learning and innovative research.

Cohort Model

Built on a cohort model, students progress through the program as a group and benefit from the collaboration and support of their peers.

Financial Assistance

Along with university-wide scholarships and financial assistance, the College of Education provides several scholarship opportunities for qualifying students.

Your Future

Career Options

Earning a doctor of education degree increases your earning potential. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports a median annual wage of $80,840 for postsecondary teachers in 2022.  Job growth is projected to rise at an average rate through 2031.

Admissions Criteria at a Glance

GPA: Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the Baccalaureate level calculated on all graduate work attempted.

Degree Requirement: Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. 

Standardized Test Requirements: None are required for this program.

Letters of Recommendation: Recommendations from three individuals must be submitted through the application portal.

Declaration of Concentration: Your selected concentration must be submitted with your application.

Purpose Statement: Applicants must write a 300-500 word purpose statement discussing how this program aligns with the applicant's career goals. 

Writing Prompt: Applicants must upload the completed writing prompt to the application status portal.

International Students: Please review the verification process for international transcripts and the english proficiency requirement.

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Detailed Program Tuition Information

Please visit the Graduate School for detailed admission criteria and important application process information.

Application Deadlines

Summer '24 Application Deadline

  • January 2, 2024

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. The program does not accept applications after the application deadline; however, the program will continue to accept application materials up to two weeks after the application deadline.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

With over 20 different concentrations, you can pursue the learning objectives that excite you most.

Courses are taught face-to-face over six weekends each semester, making this program convenient for working professionals.

The College of Education hosts several education-based conferences and programs that provide opportunities to learn and network with educators from around the area, state and nation.

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Jaguars give back to the greater Augusta community

“Our campus is part of the community. We are not an island and it’s important that we build strong, collaborative, lasting and meaningful relationships."

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Augusta University celebrates its outstanding faculty

"I feel very blessed to be recognized for these efforts, especially when there are so many at this University who are doing such great things."

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Augusta University celebrates Spring 2024 graduates

More than 1,250 graduates were celebrated during Augusta University's 2024 commencement ceremonies.

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AU’s 2024 Academic Recognition Day Scholar celebrates success

“I learned about being chosen as the Academic Recognition Day Scholar for Augusta University like a week before I found out that I got into the physician assistant program."

Learning Like No Other

The Augusta University College of Education and Human Development is committed to being a relevant, responsive, and respected institution with a keen focus toward high impact work in the community. Our faculty, students, and alumni are committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities through the comprehensive study and effective practice of education.