Doctor of Education in Organizational Change & Leadership
University of Southern California
The Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership is designed for current and emerging leaders who are looking to drive systemic change in their organization. These leaders include individuals who currently hold or are seeking leadership positions within colleges and universities, K–12 schools and systems, private firms, nonprofits and government organizations.
Degree Level: Doctorate
Delivery Format: Mostly Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Students who hold a master's degree may be admitted with advanced standing and are required to take only 43 units in order to complete the program. A bachelor's degree or its recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. A 3.0 GPA. A record of leadership experience, specifically having led a team or organization. A high level of writing ability as demonstrated by the required EdD Writing Assessment, GRE or GMAT. A statement of purpose. Letters of recommendation. Personal essays.
Each student must attend two immersions during the course of the program.
Recognized as a leading research facility with global networks, USC supports online learning through USC Online. Students benefit from online flexible degree programs, yet complete the same academic rigor and standards of on-campus degrees.
More than 80 online degree programs accommodate working professionals and nontraditional students. Degrees include, but are not limited to, fields of study in business, management, psychology, education, dentistry, gerontology, engineering, medicine, social work, and public policy.
Students communicate with peers and faculty in real time via online sessions, and faculty work with students to coordinate service learning and internship opportunities in regions near to the student’s residence.
Online students also have access to USC resources, including financial aid. Master’s programs typically require about two years to complete, while students can complete certificate programs in one year.
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