Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

A 100% online doctorate degree designed to transform leaders from a variety of industries

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is a three-year program with three start dates per year: Spring, Summer, and Fall. This program has a cohort format (meaning that you’ll progress through all three years with the same tight-knit group of students), includes a dissertation, and is completed entirely online with no residency requirement. Your dissertation is also presented online.

Program Highlights

  • 51-credit hour program
  • 100% online – no campus visits required
  • Learn on your schedule in a flexible study environment
  • Renowned faculty of practitioners, researchers & educators
  • Strong networking forum and cohort format
  • No GRE required
  • Complete in three years
  • Regionally accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

What makes our Ed.D. unique?

Our Ed.D. program emphasizes transformative leadership and will prepare you to transform self, organization, and community through focused, flexible study. As you and your cohort apply your diverse perspectives to a common goal, your approach to leadership will evolve, allowing you to powerfully reimagine your career in the process.

Upon the completion of your Ed.D., you’ll be able to:

Transform Self

Transform Organization

Transform Community

Engage in leadership reflection activities to identify your strengths, pinpoint areas for growth, and align your individual development goals.

Draw from the tenets of organization development theory, critical social theory, and adult development to analyze and influence the culture of your organization.

Refine your leadership stance to interact more fully with the communities you serve. Imagine the organization in which you work as an organic system that can respond to the needs of the community. 

Who Should Enroll in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program?

Leadership is a valuable trait in any sector, but transformative leadership skills give individuals a competitive advantage because this specific skill set allows you to demonstrate the ability to shape and optimize an institution at every level–individual, group, or organization-wide. With that said, our Ed.D. program is ideal for leaders in the following industries:

  • Education (K-12 or Higher Education)
  • Healthcare
  • Nonprofit Organizations (NPO)
  • Non-governmental Organizations (NGO)
  • Private Organizations
  • Public Agencies

Learn about why these leaders chose our Ed.D. program:

Dan Mickool

Dan Mickool, R. Ph., earned his Ed.D. to help advance his career and become a better leader, teacher, and educator.

Read about Dan’s new opportunity upon his Ed.D. degree completion >>

Kylie Bragdon

Kylie earned her Ed.D. as she wants to change the educational system for future generations.

Read more about Kylie’s Ed.D. journey here >>











How to apply for the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)  program is now accepting applications. For more detailed information, please contact an enrollment counselor at (800) 994-2804 or email