Doctor of Education in Adult Learning & Leadership
Kansas State University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Education in Adult Learning and Leadership program focuses on current issues and challenges faced by those who work with adults, preparing them for careers in which the application of adult learning principles, leadership, theories, and research are important.  The curriculum is broad and human-centered, allowing each individual to select courses that best meet his or her professional goals.  Specializations are also available in leadership, teaching and learning, technology, community development, training, or workforce development.


  • Must attend two residential 3-credit-hour doctoral courses on-campus (in week-long or multiple weekend formats)
  • Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours
  • Must pass master’s dissertation proposal defense prior to becoming a candidate for this program
  • Professional history and goal statement
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample
  • Transcripts from each institution attended

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission