Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership

Explore the latest theories from both education and organizational leadership including transformational leadership, collaborative relationships, political intelligence, strategic thinking, diversity, and creativity and sustained innovation. Plus, you’ll get online instruction and face-to-face support to fit into your busy life.

Ed.D Organizational Leadership Overview

In the program, you’ll develop strong leadership skills and the ability to transform organizations through collaboration, innovation, positive influence, strategic thinking and a profound commitment to lifelong learning. This Ed.D. degree is an interdisciplinary degree leading to many career paths – educators, business executives, organizational development consultants, city and county government, college faculty and staff, and non-profits.

As a student, you will:

  • Learn within local cohorts offering opportunities to work with distinguished leaders as mentors and bond with peers.
  • Complete coursework in two years, dissertation in third.
  • Learn to lead transformational change through innovation and collaboration.
  • Begin preparing for dissertation right from the start.


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    Skills I learned in class come into play every day: being able to relate to people, being able to negotiate and being able to work with people from all walks of life. It really helps you go from one level to the next.
    Melanie D. | Education, Ed.D.
    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. | Education, Ed.D.
    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. | Education, Ed.D

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for the Doctorate in Organizational Leadership program must complete an intake interview with a doctoral faculty member and the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • Two letters of reference
    • Letter of intent
    • Two essays
    • Transcripts documenting successful attainment of a Masters Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Resume showing leadership experience, professional development, achievement awards or professional recognition
    • If the applicant is not in a leadership position, a letter must be submitted explaining his/her plans for addressing assignments in nearly every course that involve working with individuals and groups in an organization to bring about important change.

    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

    Application Deadlines
    • The Ed.D. Program is offered on an annual basis starting Fall I.
    • Priority Application Deadline – Monday, May 9, 2022
    • Regular Application Deadline – Monday, June 13, 2022
    • Intent to Enroll Deadline: – Monday, August 1, 2022
    • Boot Camp – Monday, August 1, 2022


    EdD in Organizational Leadership Program Curriculum

    • EDOL 700  Transformational Leadership


      EDOL 705  Organizational Communication and Conflict Management


      EDOL 706  Team and Group Dynamics


      EDOL 707  Organizational Theory and Development


      EDOL 708  Strategic Thinking


      EDOL 709  Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability


      EDOL 720  Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainable Change


      EDOL 721  The Ethics and Politics of Decision Making


      EDOL 722  Diversity and Intercultural Aspects of Leadership


      EDOL 723  Innovation in Resource Management


      EDOL 724  The Leader as Change Agent


      EDOL 750  Writing for Research and Publication I


      EDOL 751  Writing for Research and Publication II


      EDOL 752  Quantitative Research Methods I 2
      EDOL 753  Quantitative Research Methods II


      EDOL 754  Qualitative Research Methods I


      EDOL 755  Qualitative Research Methods II


      EDOL 780  Transformational Change Field Experiences


      EDOL 790  Developing the Dissertation Prospectus


      EDOL 791  Dissertation I


      EDOL 792  Dissertation II


      EDOL 799  Dissertation Extension


      Total Credits


    • Candidates who are interested in clearing their Administrative Services Credential while enrolled in the Ed.D., Organizational Leadership program, click here for more information.

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