Doctoral Degrees

University of Massachusetts Global offers one professional doctorate program, our popular Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership. This Ed.D. is a valuable degree program for those seeking to become influential leaders across all sorts of organizations, not just the educational sphere. Coursework is 100% online, including virtual immersions with your cohort.

A Major Achievement

Our Ed.D. prepares you navigate complex organizational challenges, manage change, and lead high-performing teams. Coursework is relevant to real-world scenarios across organizations ranging from education to nonprofits to the corporate world. Earning your Ed.D. will take effort and time, but the rewards often lead directly to higher compensation and more responsibility. That explains why in our 2023 Summer Exit Survey, our UMass Global Ed.D. students reported that 50% had received promotions or new positions while still in the program.

  • Our Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership is a fully online program, allowing you to continue in your career while completing your coursework. But providing engaging, challenging, robust online education isn’t new for us — at UMass Global we’ve been delivering online coursework since 2007, long before most schools that threw together online classes during COVID.
  • The Ed.D. includes three virtual immersions. Held over three-day weekends, these immersions introduce major themes for the coming term and distill the learning from the previous terms. Immersion sessions are the perfect setting for extensive relationship-building with faculty and fellow students. They offer the opportunity to receive guided practice in mastering leadership competencies.
  • In your Ed.D. you will network extensively with your cohort as you work through real-world scenarios in your challenging coursework. You’ll also expand your professional network by collaborating with leaders from the education, government, and corporate world.
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Applying for a master's or doctoral degree program? Research the requirements for your program, fill out the online application and request your official transcripts.

Learn about financial aid available for graduate and professional degree students in the form of institutional and outside scholarships, as well as non-need based loans.

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I started the program because I knew I wanted to lead with a job that had more responsibility and would have more impact. I've reached my goal. Five years later, I am a Doctor of Education, a better leader and person and my school districts and students have benefited from my improved leadership.
Michelle H.
Organizational Leadership, Ed.D
Both the faculty and staff members have been very supportive in every way, manifesting their core values in action. Students are accorded the same respect and dignity regardless of their cultural background, color, gender or religion.
Jacinta A
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Not all doctoral programs are alike. I loved the cohort model becuase I not only earned my doctorate I also gained lifelong friends and a network of professionals I can rely on. The Ed.D. program taught me to be confident and thoughtful in my leadership decisions.
Linda C.
Organizational Leadership, Ed.D.

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