Doctor of Education in Professional Leadership, Inquiry & Transformation
Concordia University – Portland

Program Details

This fully online Doctorate of Education program from Concordia University–Portland develops transformational leaders inside and outside the education sector. The Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation EdD concentration is ideal for candidates from academic, governmental, community, nonprofit, religious, and other fields who want to further enhance their organizational management skills through high-level problem solving, decision-making, and collaborative skills. You will be able to select from a wide array of relevant, leadership-focused concentration courses—and earn your doctorate in 3 years. Classes are 8 weeks in length, and the program includes a virtual residency, which is aimed at the practitioner-scholar who already balances a career, family, and other obligations.


  • Must have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or better for master’s and any post-master’s credits
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of Intent
  • Example of original, scholarly writing
  • Resume
  • Interview

School Accreditation Statement

Concordia University–Portland is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and is a member of the Concordia University System.