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From EDL to Ed.D.: SBU-St. John's Agreement Eases Path To Doctorate For SPD Alumni

Stony Brook University and St. John’s University have an articulation agreement that allows our EDL and SDBL alumni to pursue an EdD through St. John's program in Administrative and Instructional Leadership. Students admitted into this cohort program will be able to apply credits from their AGC program to the EdD, thus reducing the overall cost and time to completion.

How It Works

The articulation agreement allows for SBU alumni to transfer 30 credits of coursework. Thereafter, students will take the first six EdD program credits on the Stony Brook campus at SUNY graduate tuition rates. The remainder of the program (24 credits) will be completed at St. John’s at their Oakdale campus at St. John’s graduate tuition rate.  

Testimonials from SBU Alumni

"I have been pleasantly surprised by the high level of personal attention I have received from all of the
professors I have had as well as ones I have yet to have."

Linda Pfaffe, EDL '11

"St. John's doctoral program at Oakdale is scheduled for working professionals to make the most of doctoral work despite busy schedules. The cohort model has enhanced my experience by allowing me to build a new network of professionals seeking to improve education. My professors have pushed my thinking and allow me to personalize assignments to make them authentic and meaningful."
Ryan O'Hara, EDL '13

"The program is designed to accommodate educators who are working full time. The weekend courses make it
possible to succeed in the program."

Darlene Darch, SDA '06

Open House/Information Session

SPD is hosting an open house/information session about the St. John’s doctoral program Thursday evening, March 27, in the Social & Behavioral Sciences Building, Room N-112, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. » View campus map. There will be a formal presentation accompanied by a question and answer period.  Light refreshments will be served. Please use the form below to RSVP and reserve your place at this event or to receive more information.



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