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Doctor of Education

Doctor of Education (DEDU)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • -
  • 6 years part-time
  • Feb, Jul


  • USQ’s Doctor of Education is both theoretically and conceptually stimulating, giving experienced Australian and International practitioners the opportunity to complete a research degree focusing on areas of special interest and expertise.
  • The degree is offered online and provides ample opportunity for one-on-one interactions with doctoral supervisors and fellow students in vibrant online communities.
  • You will have the option to complete either a portfolio of work or a thesis.
  • After confirmation, you may transfer into the PhD

Career outcomes

  • Completion of the Doctor of Education will provide you with a competitive edge, ensuring you stand out for promotion opportunities.
  • As a graduate you will be able to practically apply the expertise you have gained to your relevant workplace. 
  • You will have the knowledge to work in a variety of leadership roles within a diverse range of industries.

Entry requirements

  • Hold a Masters degree with a GPA equivalent to at least 5.0 on the USQ grade scale, or a Bachelor degree with Honours (First Class or Second Class (2a)), or equivalent qualification in Education or a cognate field from a recognised university, and
  • Have a documented record of normally three years full-time equivalent of teaching or other professional experience in Education or a cognate field and current or recent employment in relevant professional practice.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


USQ offers a number of masters degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Coursework 6
Research courses 18
Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 30240

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 


At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

Applications may be submitted at any time, but it is ideal to allow a minimum of 25 working days between when you submit your application and the start of your requested semester.

Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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