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Administration & Supervision: Ed.D. - Doctor of Education

This highly competitive, top-ranked program has progressed the careers of well-respected and highly successful education leaders across Virginia and nationwide.

At a Glance

Program Results

Ed.D. - Doctor of Education

Administration & Supervision

Career Outcomes

Graduates of this program typically serve public and private schools, state and federal education agencies, and other organizations serving the professional needs of educators.

Location Note

Located in Northern Virginia with classes held primarily one Friday and Saturday per month.

Program Type

  • Part Time


  • In-Person

Estimated Length

4 years

Application Deadline

  • Summer 2024 entry: February 1, 2024 

Note: The Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision program admits cohorts to begin in the summer of every other year. Applications for summer 2024 entry are now open.



About This Program

The next cohort will begin in summer 2024. The admission application is now open, Applications are due February 1, 2024.

  • This is a part-time, cohort-based program located in Northern Virginia with classes held primarily one Friday and Saturday per month for your convenience.
  • Two courses per semester are completed during the first two years of the program and independent research on a capstone takes place during the second two years of the program.
  • Our goal is to support our students in finishing the program within four years, so we keep our doctoral cohorts small so that we can provide individualized support to our students. A new cohort starts biennially - every other year.

Program Overview

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements that apply specifically to this program are listed below:

Following a screening of application materials, selected candidates for admission will be invited to a mandatory assessment session with all faculty at the UVA Northern Virginia Center. Activities will include an introduction to the program and Q&A, a case study exercise, a short speech on a leadership topic, an individual interview, and a writing sample. Admission offers will follow this assessment session.

Visit our Graduate Admission page for the full admission process.

Graduate Admission

Application for admission is made to the School of Education and Human Development Office of Admission & Enrollment. For more information about the graduate admission process, please visit our Graduate Admission page.


To learn more about specific courses taken as part of the completion of this degree, visit the Graduate Record website. These webpages represent the official repository for academic program requirements. A link to these publications can be found in the Curriculum Information section at the bottom of this page.

Additional Program Details

In 2023, the UVA School of Education & Human Development is ranked #9 in educational administration for graduate schools of education in the U.S. by the U.S. News and World Report.

Ed.D. in Administration & Supervision News

Program Faculty

Michelle Beavers

Michelle Beavers

  • Associate Professor
Sara Dexter

Sara Dexter

  • Associate Professor
David Eddy Spicer

David Eddy-Spicer

  • Professor
Jaime Stacy

Jaime Stacy

  • Associate Professor

Contact Us


The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Graduate Record represents the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at  

As a member of the State Authorizations Reciprocity Agreement, the University of Virginia (UVA) is authorized to provide curriculum in a distance learning environment to students located in all states in the United States except for California. (34 CFR 668.43(a)(6)& 34 CFR 668.72(n)).

Upon completion of the Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision program at the UVA School of Education and Human Development, graduates may be eligible for initial professional licensure in another U.S. state by applying to the licensing board or agency in that state. Please visit the University’s state authorization web pages to make an informed decision regarding which states’ educational requirements for initial licensure are met by this program. (668.43(a)(5) (v)(A) - (C))

Enrolled students who change their current (or mailing) address to a state other than Virginia should update this information immediately in the Student Information System as it may impact their ability to complete internship, practicum, or clinical hours, use Title IV funds, or meet licensure or certification requirements in the new state. (34 CFR 668.402).