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Doctor of Education in Leadership

Program Details

Virginia Commonwealth University offers an online Doctor of Education in Leadership. This degree is designed for the educator who has educational and field experience but is still seeking more theory and research. The program is offered either face-to-face or online allowing students a flexible learning option to continue working in their careers.


  • Three years of full-time leadership experience in a learning organization or unit
  • Master’s degree in appropriate discipline
  • Transcripts 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV 
  • Personal essay
  • GRE

Requires yearly face-to-face summer residencies that are two designated days in mid-May, including a Friday evening and full Saturday.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges