Center for Leadership Studies

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership

Our Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership will equip you to take your leadership to the next level as a practitioner/scholar. You’ll be trained to analyze theory and research methods and apply both to current challenges in your field. The degree is great preparation for the leader who wants a solid research foundation for generating real world results, while opening the door to broadened influence through teaching.

The Ed.D. requires a total of 60 credits. As a full-time student, a working professional can finish the coursework and dissertation process in three years. Successful completion of the program involves:

  • Core courses (30 credits)
  • Concentration courses (18 credits)
  • Dissertation courses (12 credits)
  • Comprehensive examination
  • Hybrid delivery 50% online
  • Practitioner/Scholar

Would you like to get started right away?

Begin the admission process now by completing our online application form.

How to Apply

Course Examples by Year

Note: Course schedule is subject to change.

Year One

  • Core Courses: Advanced Leadership Theory, Critical Inquiry, Organizational Theory, Organizational Change
  • Concentration Courses: Strategic Thinking & Planning, History of Higher Education, Historical Models of Ministry Leadership, Financial Management, Higher Education Leadership, A Theology of Christian Organizations
  • Dissertation Courses: Quantitative Research and Statistics, Qualitative Research

Year Two

  • Core Courses: Leadership and Diversity, Organizational Communication, Organizational Culture, Leadership and Ethics
  • Concentration Courses: Data-Driven Decision-making, Higher Education Law, Current Issues in Missiology
  • Dissertation Courses: Advanced Research Methods, Research Seminars

Year Three

  • Dissertation Research and Writing

Next Steps

Ready to get started? Begin the admission process now by completing our online application form. Or fill out the Request Info form, and a member of our Admissions team will contact you soon.

 Request Info  Apply Now