Doctor of Education in Leadership
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Program Details

The Doctor of Education in Leadership is a practitioner‐oriented program with a curriculum and schedule designed around the needs of adult learners. This will include coursework in leadership, education, research, and a choice of contextual electives. After completion of their coursework, students will be required to pass a comprehensive examination before writing a dissertation on a relevant topic.


This program requires three, five day summer residencies at the Twin Cities Campus.

  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants must complete an interview with the program administrators

School Accreditation Statement

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission,