Doctor of Education / Organizational Leadership Studies
Northeastern University

Program Details

The Doctor of Education at Northeastern University prepares experienced professionals for leadership in their communities, empowering its graduates from all over the world to pursue the issues they’re passionate about.

The Doctor of Education fosters leaders in professional fields to employ existing research and theory to develop and conduct research to investigate, explore, and transform organizational and institutional landscapes. With a deep respect for students' practical experience and knowledge, Northeastern teaches students via experience how to incorporate practice-based research into their day-to-day professional work.

Students choose one of three areas—Higher Education, Organizational Leadership Studies, or Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership—to focus their studies and further customize their curriculum.


This program requires a residency component fulfilled at one of the school's campuses in Boston, MA, Charlotte, NC or Seattle, WA.

  • Official undergraduate and graduate degree documentation
  • Admission statement
  • Three years work experience in a related field
  • Professional resume
  • Faculty recommendation
  • Two professional recommendations

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education