Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Gwynedd Mercy University

Program Details

The online Doctorate in Educational Leadership program prepares candidates for leadership at all levels of education as they develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to lead and transform educational institutions.  The curriculum prepares educators with the global outlook, research skills, policy analysis capabilities, and practical executive leadership abilities needed to lead and transform educational institutions to meet the needs of all learners.  Graduates are able to articulate an educational organization’s mission, goals, and guiding principles that distinguish it from others; understand the foundational base of organizational theory and bridge theory and practice; view problems and challenges through a scientific lens; and apply technology to solve problems, analyze and synthesize data, and manage information.  Three areas of interest are available:

  • Leadership in PreK—12 Schools and School Districts
  • Leadership in Higher Education
  • Leadership in Special Education

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Gwynedd Mercy University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Interview, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent, Essay/Writing Sample

Additional Info

  • A professional resume showing a minimum of three years’ relevant experience
  • Two residencies on the Gwynedd Valley campus and one international experience are required