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EdD Doctorate of Educational Leadership Degree Requirements

You can earn your Doctorate in education online with our accelerated program. The Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership consists of 60 post-Master’s credit hours* designed to be completed in three years or less. The program boasts several design features (online classes, executive format and one-on-one instruction). Core courses focus on the politics of educational decision-making, program evaluation and assessment, institutional improvement, understanding diversity, grant writing, strategic planning, and the development of sound research skills.

The Counselor Education and Supervision programs break down into three essential components that will be incorporated into each candidate’s program of study:

Specialty Area Content - 18 Credit Hours Required


Criminal Justice


Health Science


Information Technology (IT)

Courses in the following Masters programs will matriculate as the Doctoral specialty if the program is completed as a second Masters: 




     One of the following 600-level courses:

Student Personnel Services

For a full list of course offerings or more program specific information, visit our Academic Catalog page.