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Online EdD - Doctorate of Educational Leadership 

Do you seek out ways to benefit your school and community? Are you a resource that educators in your area can turn to for help? Do you want to help lead educators into a future filled with opportunities and learning solutions? If so, the Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) program is for you. Named as one of the most affordable EdD programs in the country, it’s designed to help those who want to enhance their specialty knowledge and lead educational institutions into a better future. Our 60-credit-hour online Ed.D. program accommodates working professionals and focuses on addressing today’s educational issues through the development of advanced practitioner skills rooted in sound research methodologies.

Our online doctorate in education program can be completed in less than three years. In order to accommodate life and professional work schedules, our Ed.D. in Leadership program can be completed 100% online. Optional on-campus classes are also available and generally meet on Saturdays. The online doctorate in education program empowers graduates to apply the critical-thinking and creative skills necessary to meet the complex demands placed on organizations dedicated to education and development. University of the Cumberlands offers the following specialty content areas:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • English
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • Math
  • Nursing
  • Religion (Ministry)
  • Student Personnel Services

Our online Ed.D. program prepares professional educators to make valuable, cutting-edge contributions in a variety of academic leadership roles and settings. Through research, professional activity, public service and implementation of curriculum, our faculty is committed to providing degree candidates with the opportunity to expand their professional knowledge and understanding of educational theory, extend their mastery of research and its application to strategic problem-solving, and strengthen their commitment to professional service and ethical decision-making.

At University of the Cumberlands, our online doctorate program in education will help you advance your educational leadership skills. Plus, you can earn your Ed.D. degree online, on your schedule, while continuing to work in your current role.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

For more information about the educational leadership doctoral program, call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form on this page.

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