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Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is designed to meet the needs of professionals looking to lead social change and impact educational organizations. The transfer-friendly, 60-credit hour program focuses on the complexities of educational leadership and prepares professionals to become scholarly practitioners ready to transform and manage organizations.

With courses available online and cohorts beginning each Spring, the Ed.D. online is a great advantage to the busy lifestyles of working professionals allowing them to complete their education with little to no disruption to their life responsibilities. The program also provides unique opportunities for students to connect with colleagues, learn from highly qualified faculty, and engage with nationally-recognized guest speakers during two weeklong summer experiences.

For the current tuition rates, please visit the Office of Student Billing and Account Services.


This Ed.D. program can prepare you for a wide variety of career paths, including:

  • Policymaker in federal and private agencies
  • Foundation administrator
  • Organization CEO/President

Program Information


To learn more about WKU Graduate School and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, view the Graduate Catalog. To take the next step on your climb to the top, apply today 

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