Educational Leadership Programs

From EDL to Ed.D.: Stony Brook's Educational Leadership Program Partners with College and Universities To Help Alumni Earn Doctoral Degrees

Stony Brook University has exclusive partnership programs with two regional universities that allow alumni of SPD's graduate programs to further their education by pursuing doctoral degrees. Articulation agreements with St. John's University and Hofstra University confer unique benefits to EDL alumni that may include shortened time to degree completion, tuition discounts, or both.

The agreements vary by program. Please review the information below and contact the representatives from the individual institutions for more details.

St. John's University

EDL and SDBL alumni who have successfully completed their program are encouraged to apply to St. John University's Ed.D. program in Administrative and Instructional Leadership. Admitted students can transfer up to 30 graduate credits from Stony Brook's Educational Leadership program into the St. John's program, significantly shortening the time to degree completion. 

Of the remaining courses required for the Ed.D., the first two will be held on the Stony Brook University campus at SUNY graduate tuition rates. Thereafter, the remainder of the program will be completed at St. John’s at its Oakdale campus at St. John’s graduate tuition rate.

Contact Information:

Dr. Anthony Annunziato
Graduate School of Education / Oakdale
Associate Professor / Administrative Director
500 Montauk Highway
Oakdale, New York 11769
(631) 218-7709

Hofstra University

Stony Brook University and Hofstra University have joined together to ease the path to a doctoral degree for alumni of Stony Brook's Educational Leadership program. Stony Brook graduates will be able to apply the credits they have earned in their post-master's certificate program toward Hofstra's Ed.D. in Educational and Policy Leadership.

Upon acceptance by Hofstra, Stony Brook alumni will have the opportunity to take two Hofstra doctoral courses at Stony Brook (at Stony Brook's tuition rate). They will transfer these and their previous program credits into the Hofstra doctoral program, thus reducing the Ed.D. credit requirements from 79 to 43.

For further program information and application procedures,
visit Hofstra on the web.

Contact Information:

Dr. Mónica C. Byrne-Jiménez
Associate Professor and Program Co-director
School of Education
259 Hagedorn Hall
119 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-5763

Dr. Catherine C. DiMartino
Assistant Professor and Program Co-director
School of Education 
233 Hagedorn Hall
119 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-6082

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