Designed for the experienced and practicing professional, the Doctor of Education in Leadership program offers opportunities for individuals in education, government, business, healthcare, human services and other fields.
Courses within the program emphasize the practical study of leadership, theory, ethics, technology and organizations, program evaluation and research methodologies. Drake's program is adaptable to a number of leadership-level careers and provides flexibility within its courses for you to pursue your professional or personal interests.
Developed for working professionals, courses are held in a weekend format on Drake's campus, so you can continue to work full time. The cohort program can be completed in as little as three years (two years of coursework, with one year or more to complete a dissertation).
|DOC 301 - Doctoral Seminar||1|
|DOC 350 - Advanced Foundations||3|
|DOC 306 - Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|DOC 345 - Advanced Leadership||3|
|DOC 396 - Advanced Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|DOC 302 - Doctoral Seminar||3|
|DOC 360 - Technology and Organizational Leadership||3|
|DOC 305 - Quantitative Research Methods||3|
|DOC 370 - Program Evaluation and Assessment||3|
|DOC 395 - Advanced Quantitative Research Methods||3|
|DOC 390 - Dissertation Seminar||3|
|*DOC 399 - Dissertation||3|
|*DOC 399 - Dissertation||6|
|*DOC 399 - Dissertation||1|
*DOC 399 - Course credit is not earned until the dissertation is completed and successfully defended.
All courses in the Doctor of Education Leadership program are taken as a cohort, with coursework starting during the fall semester. Cohorts begin each fall with review of applications will beginning January 15th of each year. Applications will be reviewed until the cohort has been filled. New admission decisions will be announced by the middle of March each year. After the January 15 preferred deadline, please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine availability.
To complete the application process, submit the following:
Online application materials will automatically be forwarded to the School of Education. Please mail transcripts and test scores to:
Coordinator of Graduate Admission
Drake University School of Education
3206 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505