Spalding University Online EdD: Leadership

Spalding University’s online Doctorate of Education in Leadership (EdD: Leadership) program is designed for the working professional. Courses are delivered one at a time and require 20-25 hours of consistent and focused effort each week. The intensive nature of the program allows you to earn your EdD in just two years while maintaining your current job responsibilities and personal lifestyle.

Our online EdD: Leadership program is a collaborative, interdisciplinary and globally conscious program for current and future leaders aspiring to use their influential voices to innovate and create sustainable, transformational change.

Spalding online EdD: Leadership students complete 60 credit hours of coursework with a focus on these professional themes:

Advanced Leadership Concepts in Practice
Evolve your leadership approach through the analysis of traditional and modern theory as well as through personal development

Global and Cultural Perspectives
Develop a sophisticated awareness and understanding of the cultural differences in local, national, and global contexts to evolve your leadership practices

Organizational Innovation and Change 
Use proven methods and systems thinking to facilitate innovation and influence organizational transformation

Research-Informed Decision-Making
Apply research-based best practices and methodologies to support impactful, data-driven decisions as demonstrated in a final capstone project

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Program Details
  • Program length: 2 years
  • Credit hours: 60
  • Courses/terms: 10 courses/10 terms
  • Intakes per year: 3
Admission Requirements
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Resume
  • 2-3 Letters of recommendation
  • Critique of a journal article
  • Official transcripts from all schools
  • Interview
  • No GRE required
Fast Facts

Application Deadline: April 5, 2024

Next Start Date: May 6, 2024

  • 2 years to complete
  • 3 intakes per year
  • SACSCOC accredited

The online EdD: Leadership program costs $50,400 ($840 per credit hour). Schedule a conversation or contact your enrollment advisor today by emailing: 

Accreditation and Rankings

Spalding University and the EdD: Leadership program are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

About Spalding University

Spalding University online is a home for students of all ages, from all walks of life, to come together to earn an advanced degree to enhance their lives and the lives of others. We are proud of our diverse community of people who are fundamentally different from one another but share the same goals to learn, grow and carry the tradition of serving others with a compassionate spirit.

Vision and Mission

Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.