Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership

Master strong leadership skills and the ability to transform organizations with a high quality, affordable doctoral degree to fit your busy life. Join a long legacy of professionals who have earned their credentials or degrees at UMass Global, advancing their careers to the next level.

Ed.D Degree Designed for Working Adults

In this online program, you and your cohort will learn to harness influence through interdisciplinary study in transformational leadership, collaborative relationships, political intelligence, strategic thinking, diversity, creativity, and sustained innovation.

What can you expect: 

  • 100% online
    UMass Global Ed.D. courses are offered 100% online. In-person attendance at one annual event is required.
  • Earn your Ed.D. degree in three years
    Complete your coursework in two years and your dissertation in the third.
  • Transformational change project
    Apply your academic and practical knowledge toward the completion of a Transformational Change Project and dissertation, addressing existing problems in the workplace well beyond the completion of the program and throughout your career.

Next Session

Fall I (Aug 28, 2023)

Estimated Tuition

Ways to Learn

Online

Program Benefits that Benefit You.

Supportive Approach

A cohort-based learning approach where you benefit from the diversity of your classmates while working with distinguished leaders who guide and mentor you.

Impact in Action

More than 54% of Ed.D. students receive a promotion or new position while in the program.*

Built for Leaders and Educators

Designed for working professionals with leadership experience who desire to lead K-12 schools, universities, community colleges, non-profit, government, and corporate organizations.

WSCUC

University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

CCTC

University of Massachusetts Global's Credential and Authorization Education programs are accredited by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

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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
    • Letter of intent
    • One essay
    • Transcripts documenting successful attainment of a 3.0 GPA or admissions portfolio review by a faculty member.
    • 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.
    Transcripts

    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 a semi-annual basis starting Fall I and Spring I.

    • Fall
    • Application Deadline – Monday, June 13, 2022
    • Intent to Enroll Deadline – Monday, August 1, 2022
    • Bootcamp – Monday, August 1, 2022
    • Spring
    • Application Deadline – Friday, December 16, 2022
    • Intent to Enroll Deadline – Thursday, December 22, 2022
    • Bootcamp – Friday, January 6, 2023

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    Ed.D Degree Curriculum for the Highest Levels of Leadership

    Our expert faculty are field-based practitioners and scholars from a wide spectrum of industries who will guide you through a deep exploration the art and science of leadership. You’ll start preparing for your dissertation during the first two years, then write and defend it during your third and final year in the program.

    • EDOL 700  Transformational Leadership

      3

      EDOL 705  Organizational Communication and Conflict Management

      3

      EDOL 706  Team and Group Dynamics

      3

      EDOL 707  Organizational Theory and Development

      3

      EDOL 708  Strategic Thinking

      3

      EDOL 709  Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability

      3

      EDOL 720  Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainable Change

      3

      EDOL 721  The Ethics and Politics of Decision Making

      3

      EDOL 722  Diversity and Intercultural Aspects of Leadership

      3

      EDOL 723  Innovation in Resource Management

      3

      EDOL 724  The Leader as Change Agent

      3

      EDOL 750  Writing for Research and Publication I

      2

      EDOL 751  Writing for Research and Publication II

      2

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

      2

      EDOL 754  Qualitative Research Methods I

      2

      EDOL 755  Qualitative Research Methods II

      2

      EDOL 780  Transformational Change Field Experiences

      3

      EDOL 790  Developing the Dissertation Prospectus

      3

      EDOL 791  Dissertation I

      3

      EDOL 792  Dissertation II

      3

      EDOL 799  Dissertation Extension

      0

      Total Credits

      57

    • 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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