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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 several exclusive partnership programs with colleges and universities that allow alumni of SPD's graduate programs to further their education by pursuing doctoral degrees. Articulation agreements with St. John's University, Seton Hall University, Hofstra University, Fordham University and Dowling College 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

Seton Hall University

SPD’s Educational Leadership Advanced Graduate Certificate program fully articulates with Seton Hall University’s Executive Ed.D. Program in Educational Administration.  The Ed.D. program requires only 54 credits to the doctorate after acceptance of 45 transfer credits, including credits earned in SPD's Educational Leadership program and other course work from your master’s degree. 

The SHU program is an intensive program involving weekends and summers especially designed for working administrators so that they can fully take advantage of this opportunity on a part-time basis so as to not interfere with work, family and other obligations.  For further program information and application procedures, visit Seton Hall on the web.

Contact Information:

Dr. Michael J. Osnato, Chair
Executive Ed.D. in Educational Administration Program
Room 417 Jubilee Hall, Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, N.J.  07079
(973) 313-6334

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

Dowling College

Graduates of SPD's master degrees and post-master advanced graduate certificates have the opportunity to take six credits in Dowling College's Ed.D. Program in Educational Administration at SUNY tuition. Upon acceptance into Dowling's Doctoral Program, students can register for CEQ 690 Research Technology and CEQ 691 Basic Research Methods through Stony Brook University. These courses will transfer into Dowling's Doctoral Program as EDE 9800 Research Technology and EDE 9801 Research Methods.
For further program information:

Contact Information:

Dr. Diane Impagliazzo
Brookhaven Campus
The School of Education, Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Technology
Location: A 207
Phone: 631-244-1347 • Fax: 631-244-1377


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