Ed.D.: Leadership and Professional Practice

The Ed.D. in Leadership and Professional Practice is a nontraditional doctoral program designed for professionals in various fields such as medicine, religion, business, non-profit, and education. The program extends for seven (7) semesters. A major scientifically based research dissertation is completed in concert with the coursework. The program is designed utilizing a cohort model and a rigorous, standardized curriculum. For face-to-face cohorts, a weekend residency period is required during the three summers of the candidate's program. The instructional delivery system includes extended time beyond actual class meetings for reflections, lectures, group work, technology, presentations, and research reports. The doctoral program does not lead to teaching or administrative licensure.