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Ed.D.: Doctor of Education in Leadership

‌Designed for the experienced and practicing professional, the Doctor of Education in Leadership program offers opportunities for leaders 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).

To discover the benefits of Drake's doctoral program, visit the Program Highlights page. To learn more about the program's curriculum, visit the Program Courses page or review the requirements for completion of the program.

Application Details

To be eligible for admission, you must have completed 36 graduate credits to include a master's degree. Drake admits approximately 15 students into its cohort program each year. For more information about the admissions process, visit the Doctoral Admission Process page.


For more information about the program, contact:
Dr. Robyn Cooper
Director, Doctoral Program
1-800-44-DRAKE, x4535

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