Question: Is this doctoral cohort limited to only Muckleshoot tribal member
Answer: No, this cohort is Indigenous based and focused. It is open to tribal members from any tribal community (or non-Indigenous individuals who have worked in tribal communities for at least two years), but it is place based meaning the classes will be offered at Muckleshoot Tribal College.
Question: Is this doctoral program only for those who work in the field of education?
Answer: No, it is open to anyone who is interested in working or learning about areas of Indigenous leadership and community impact. This can be found in diverse areas and professions.
Question: Is this doctoral program limited to those who have received a master’s in an education related field?
Answer: No, this doctoral program is open to anyone who has received an accredited master's degree from any discipline.
Question: Is this program a fully funded program?
Answer: No, you will need to check with your tribal education department to see what costs they're able to cover and to see what their deadline is. There is a list of graduate specific Native American scholarships on our website that may help offset costs.
Question: What is the tuition cost for the program?
Answer: The tuition is broken down by the amount of credits, per quarter, a student registers for. EdD students will register for a minimum of 10 credits per quarter and, the tuition breakdown can be found by clicking on the following link (look under Educational Leadership - EdD): https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/uwt/registrar/tuition-rates.
Question: Does this program require the GRE?
Answer: No, we do not require the GRE for our EdD program.
Question: What is the application cost?
Answer: $85.00 non-refundable fee
Question: What does the application process look like?
Answer: The application for the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership is a 100% online application, where all required documents are uploaded to the digital platform through the University of Washington Graduate School. To learn more about the items required for the online application, click here: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/soe/el/how-apply.
Question: How do I apply?
Answer: You may apply to the EdD Program by visiting the Graduate School website: http://grad.uw.edu/admissions/apply-now/. You will need to create an online account, if you do not have one, or you may log into your account if you already have one created.
Question: Is there a deadline for submitting the online application?
Answer: Yes! The application deadline is December 31, 2022 for cohort 7.
Question: When will the EdD Program begin?
Answer: The EdD Program begins each new cycle in the summer quarter of the admission year. The next cohort will begin Summer 2023, in June. The application deadline for this cohort is due December 31, 2022.
Question: Can I waive, transfer, or substitute course credits?
Answer: It is appreciated that many students have prior graduate coursework. It is also recognized that students may have gained expertise by nature of their professional employment. In general, students are expected to take required courses, and bring whatever knowledge they have gained into the group learning experience. In order to petition to waive a required course, students must provide evidence of meeting the student learning objectives for that course in an academic setting.
For students who have taken a course in the same topic while in a master’s or doctoral program from an accredited institution, and if the evidence suggests that the UWT Ed.D. Student Learning Objectives for that course were met; by student petition that course and credit requirement may be waived by transferring in the credits from prior institution. The course credits will be considered part of the 90 credits required to graduate. No more than 30 credits may be substituted in this manner and Core Courses (T EDLD 570, T EDLD 571, T EDLD 572, and T EDLD 573) and dissertation credits may not be waived.
No students will be allowed to waive a course or credits due to life experience. For students who may have gained expertise by nature of their professional employment, professional development, workshops, etc., and who show evidence of meeting the student learning outcomes of the course, they may discuss with the professor options for alternate course expectations such that more appropriate learning objectives may be assigned. It is the prerogative of the professor to accept or deny alternate learning activities.
Question: What if I can't access my (Un)Official Transcripts due to the current COVID-19 pandemic?
Once admitted, the academic department will select at least one degree, bachelor’s (four-year) or higher, to be verified by the Graduate School. Students are required to submit an official transcript through one of the delivery methods listed below. Transcripts uploaded to the online application by the applicant or the academic department are not considered official. For more information about your transcripts, please visit the Graduate School's Official Transcript Requirements page.
Final official transcripts must contain the following information:
Completion of all coursework with grades or marks issued for each year of study
Degree earned and date the degree was conferred
If your institution does not print the conferral date on your transcript, a degree statement, diploma, or other document with the conferral date will also be required.
Official stamp, seal, and/or embossed marking from the school
Transcripts and degree documents that are in a language other than English must be accompanied with an official English translation (translated by a university, government official/organization, or a certified translation service, example: American Translators Association