Hybrid Track FAQ


How long is it going to take me to finish the program?
The program is offered on a part-time basis. Participants will complete six credits each semester. The cohort-based course work may be completed in three years, followed by the dissertation sequence, which will take a minimum of three additional semesters or one and a half years.

Can I start the program in the spring semester?
Yes, hybrid cohorts will begin each spring semester.  

When will the doctoral classes meet?
The program is offered in an executive, blended format. Each course meets for 15  hours of face-to-face class time per course on five Saturdays  each semester, with an additional 25 hours of online learning and 5 hours of field work.

When will I have a doctoral mentor assigned?
Please see our signature pedagogy, including the multiple mentorship approach.  

Will the program prepare me for New York State school building and school district administrator licensure?
No, the program is not designed to prepare candidates for such licensing. Please check the program goals and outcomes; however, you may choose to enroll in the SBL/SDL programs offered at Molloy through the Office of Continuing Education. Some courses in the SBL/SDL programs are transferrable into the Ed.D. program. More details can be found here  

I have not been in graduate school for over 15 years. Do you think I can be successful in this program?
The program has rigorous admissions criteria, including a personal statement, written responses to a series of questions and an in-person interview. While we anticipate admission to this program to be competitive and selective, we are confident that our comprehensive approach to candidate selection will result in inviting the best prospective participants to join the program. Length of time elapsed since last attendance in school will not be a selection criterion.

I am not a teacher or administrator in the K-12 school system. Will I be considered for admission and will the program meet my needs?
While we anticipate that most participants will be educators in the K-12 context, the program is designed with a broad-based focus on leadership and diversity. See program goals and outcomes to determine if this Ed.D. is a viable option for you to reach your professional goals.  

What are the tuition and other costs of the doctoral program?
Please click here for doctoral level tuition information. 

How many credits can I transfer into this program?
At the discretion of the Ed.D. program director, up to six graduate level credits and three doctoral level credits may be transferred into the Ed.D. program. All transferrable credits had to be completed at the post-Master's level, in a field related to the program focus of the Ed.D., at a nationally accredited institution of higher education within the past five years. A grade of B or higher must be earned for the credits to be accepted. This policy is not applicable to graduates of Molloy University SBL/SDL programs.  

Are there scholarships or assistantships available?
Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and fellowships may be available. Further information is available from our program office.  

Where can I learn more about financial aid opportunities? 
Learn more about financial aid opportunities, or contact our Financial Aid Office at 516.323.4200.    


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Denise Hughes, Ed.D. Program Coordinator.
1000 Hempstead Avenue Wilbur Arts Center Room 102 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002