Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
University of Missouri-Columbia

Program Details

Designed for practicing educational leaders, the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from MU provides tools and skills that you can use in your work as you earn your degree. Graduates enhance their career opportunities and leadership skills with this online education administration degree.

The knowledge and skills gained lead to roles as principals, superintendents, directors, and more across PK-20. The online education administration coursework covers topics such as:

  • Leadership theory and practice
  • Organizational analysis
  • Educational policy
  • Content and context of learning

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Missouri-Columbia is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Not intended for licensure or certification
  • 3 years of full-time professional experience recommended