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Earn a doctorate degree designed for aspiring and current leaders looking to enhance their leadership skills and make an impact in their organization and community.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

The 51-credit Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is a three-year program with multiple start dates per year. This program has a cohort format (meaning that you’ll progress through courses with a tight-knit group of students), includes a dissertation and is completed entirely online with no residency requirement. Your dissertation is also presented online.

We now offer students the opportunity to transfer up to four, three-credit courses from their previous post-master’s coursework into the Ed.D. Students who transfer four, three-credit courses into the program have the potential to graduate in just over two years.

Aspiring or current leaders in the following industries make for ideal candidates for this program: K-12 education, higher education, healthcare, non-profit, financial, legal, military, and more.

Program Goals:

  • Prepare leaders who are future-focused and capable of fostering innovation and change.
  • Build a national reputation based upon collaborative action research.
  • Provide each student with a carefully selected faculty mentoring team contributing actively to the candidate’s progress with their program of study, their research, and their dissertation, beyond what is usually available with a single advisor.
  • Participate fully and responsibly in supportive and action-based learning environments of authentic value for colleagues in K-12 education, community college, health, business, and other sectors.
  • Extend and strengthen each student’s professional network.
  • Encourage students to use their newfound knowledge and skills to make a difference for their organization and for the community they serve.

Did You Know: 100% of UNE Online Ed.D. graduates reported to us in a recent survey that their reasons for choosing to complete their program were fulfilled.


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