Choosing a Campus
Boston Campus for Northeastern University EdDCharlotte North Carolina Campus for Northeastern University EdDSeattle Washington Campus for Northeastern University EdD

In addition to our location in Boston, MA, we offer additional locations for Doctor of Education students at our graduate campuses in Seattle, WA and Charlotte, NC.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the EdD and Campus Selection

Why do I have to choose a campus?
The majority of the EdD program is completed online, however there is a residency learning requirement. Students' choice of campus dictates the location of their face-to-face learning and also the model of the residency.

What is the difference between the campuses for the EdD program?
Boston, MA—Students who choose the Boston campus are required to attend a week-long face-to-face residency on the Boston campus during their first and second summers enrolled in the program. Learn more about the Boston campus and summer residency >

Charlotte, NC—Students enrolled at our Charlotte campus will complete their face-to-face learning experience during four weekends in their first two quarters of the program. Students will come to the Charlotte campus during their first four courses in the program on these designated weekends. Additionally, the North Carolina Board of Governors state licensure requires the Northeastern University Doctor of Education program for North Carolina residents to include three regional research courses for a total of 69 total quarter hours (q.h.) of credit for the full program. Learn more about the Charlotte graduate campus >

Seattle, WAStudents enrolled at our Seattle campus will complete their face-to-face learning experience during four weekends in their first two quarters of the program. Students will come to the Seattle campus during their first four courses in the program on these designated weekends.  Learn more about the Seattle graduate campus >

Additionally, students enrolled at one of the graduate campuses in Charlotte or Seattle will complete their first two quarters and residency with a 'cohort', or a small group of students that move through the program together.

Is there a difference in faculty depending on your campus?  No, the faculty for the Northeastern University EdD program is the same regardless of the campus.

Can I switch back and forth between campuses?  Residents of North Carolina are required to follow the Charlotte cohort.  If they relocate they are welcome to join the Boston or Seattle program, but would want to work with their Advisor to ensure that they are fulfilling residency requirements.

Will my curriculum be different?  Students enrolled in Seattle and Charlotte must take two courses per quarter for the first 2 quarters in the program.  From there they will join the larger online program.  North Carolina residents are required to complete an additional 9 credits of coursework.  Charlotte cohort members with a permanent residence outside of NC will follow the 60 credit program.

Do I participate in both the weekend residencies and the Boston residencies?  No, you are only required to complete the residency requirement for your campus.

If I am enrolled in Seattle or Charlotte, will I get a chance to collaborate with the larger program at some point (outside of my cohort)?  After the foundation courses all students will be together, completing their coursework online. This gives students to collaborate across the country, and with colleagues abroad.

What will my diploma say in Charlotte/Seattle? Your diploma does not say anything about the campus where you completed your coursework. All diplomas state Northeastern University College of Professional Studies.
 

 


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