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Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership

Program Details

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at Liberty University is designed to instruct current professionals who are interested in increasing their career marketability and broadening their knowledge within the field of education. The doctorate program integrates research, application and examination techniques within the course of study to enhance the student’s professional expertise. Through this curriculum, students will be trained to become adept leaders and gain experience making balanced decisions. Upon graduation, students should be prepared to be efficient leaders within possible careers as a superintendent, college instructor, principal, curriculum director or university administrator.

The online format of the Ed.D. program has been developed to provide a challenging yet flexible course schedule for students.  The majority of the program is offered online; however, the program does require students to attend campus to complete intensives. Intensives are accelerated one-week courses that allow students to interact with other doctorate students and faculty during workshops and classes. The program specifies which courses may be taken as one of the student’s three required residential intensives.

Requirements

  • Official college transcripts
  • Master's degree with a 3.0 GPA from an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Statement of Purpose

Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Disclosure

Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability or military veteran status in its educational programs and activities. Liberty University maintains its Christian character and reserves its right to discriminate on the basis of religion to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives. The following persons have been designated to coordinate Liberty University’s compliance with certain anti-discrimination laws: Coordinator of LU Online Disability Academic Support at (434) 592-5417 or luoodas@liberty.edu; Director of Disability Academic Support (Residential) at (434) 582-2159 or odas@liberty.edu; Title IX Coordinator at (434) 582-8948 or TitleIX@liberty.edu. Visit for Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.