The Ed. D. in Leadership Studies is a 60-semester hour program. It includes:
- 15 semester hours from the Leadership Core
- 15 semester hours from the Research Core
- 15 semester hours of Dissertation
- 15 semester hour Cognate
|Course||Core||Course Number||Semester Hours|
|Leadership Theory||Leadership Core||LEAD 820||3|
|Change Theory||Leadership Core||LEAD 821||3|
|Organizational Theory||Leadership Core||LEAD 822||3|
|Leadership Seminar||Leadership Core||LEAD 823||3|
|Ethical Foundations||Leadership Core||LEAD 824||3|
|Statistical Methods I||Research Core||LEAD 825||3|
|Advanced Statistics||Research Core||LEAD 826||3|
|Qualitative Methodology||Research Core||LEAD 827||3|
|Data Analysis||Research Core||LEAD 828||3|
|Ed./Psy. Measure. & Design||Research Core||LEAD 829||3|
|Dissertation||Dissertation requirement||LEAD 830||15|
|15 semester hours from the following cognate courses:|
|Information Management & Evaluation||Cognate||EDAD 802||3|
|Curriculum, Instruct, Supervision & the Learning Environment||Cognate||EDAD 804||3|
|Professional Development / Human Resources||Cognate||EDAD 806||3|
|Financial Management / Resource||Cognate||EDAD 812||3|
|Technology / Information Systems||Cognate||EDAD 814||3|
|Community & Media Relations||Cognate||EDAD 816||3|
|Law, Public Policy, and Politics||Cognate||EDAD 818||3|
Additional approved courses for the Educational Leadership cognate include internships and seminars aligned with state standards for licensure (EDAD 771 – 789).
A cognate in Higher Education has been approved for Fall 2015. Other 15 credit hour specializations in Higher Health Services Administration, and Human & Organizational Learning are being proposed for Spring 2016-Fall 2016. Students can start in Spring 2015 regardless of cognate choice.
Students who have completed post-master’s coursework equivalent to a doctoral program at accredited institutions may receive some credit toward a portion of the fulfillment of the Ed.D. leadership, research or cognate courses. Courses graded on a pass/fail basis, or the equivalent, will not be accepted as transfer credit. Petitions for transfer of credit will be evaluated individually and will only be granted with the recommendation of the Dean, Associate Dean or department/program chair.
At the appropriate time in the program, a qualifying comprehensive exam will be required before dissertation preparation may commence.
Suggested Course Sequence:
Semester 1-8: 6 credits each semester, consisting of a combination of leadership, research and cognate classes
Semester 9-13: 3 credits each semester of dissertation research
We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2015! The deadline for consideration is April 1, 2015.
Get started today:
- Apply for Admission
- Request additional information
- Contact the Program
- Contact Dr. Gail Latta, Director of the Leadership Studies Doctoral Program, to arrange an appointment to talk or meet!