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 27 months. 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 each summer of the student's program. The instructional delivery system includes extended time beyond actual class meetings for reflections, lectures, group work, technology, presentations, and research reports. For online cohorts, no residency is required. The doctoral program does not lead to teaching or administrative licensure.