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Doctor of Education in Leadership & Innovation

Program Details

The Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation from St. Thomas University offers comprehensive training on the evolving skills organizational leaders need to effect change. This fully online doctoral program is for experienced professionals seeking to deepen their vision of strategic leadership, planning, research, and global change, as well as ethics, consulting, and public policy.

This 60-credit doctoral program can be completed in less than 3 years, including all coursework, the dissertation, and oral defense. You will join a cohort with other change-makers like you, pursuing careers as superintendents* and professors; administrators at the state, federal, and international levels; and educational services directors in non-profit/non-governmental agencies. Together, you will learn from highly experienced instructors in a cross-disciplinary curriculum focused on how to address the changing needs of diverse organizations, use effective team-oriented approaches, and learn unique problem-solving strategies.

This is your place for thinking and solving out of the box, making waves and reshaping the future. If you already hold a master's degree and want to develop the powerful skills to become a leader of change, learn more about this online Ed.D. from St. Thomas.

*Note: The Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation does not lead to licensure for becoming a superintendent.

Requirements

  • An earned master's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent and a grade point average of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) in all graduate work attempted
  • Official transcripts of all prior graduate and undergraduate academic work
  • A personal statement
  • A sample of your original scholarly writing from graduate-level work that demonstrates your best scholarly writing ability
  • Professional resume outlining at least 5 years of progressive professional, technical or executive experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Foreign applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges