These are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Spalding University online Doctorate in Leadership (EdD) program. If you don’t find the answers to your questions here, contact your enrollment advisor and schedule a time to talk that’s convenient for you.

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Program Details

How long will it take for me to complete the online EdD Leadership program?

The EdD Leadership program is flexibly designed for working professionals and can be completed in 2 years. Courses are delivered one at a time. Each term is 8 weeks long, and students complete 10 courses in 10 terms.

How many start dates does the online EdD: Leadership program have per year?

There are 3 intakes per year: fall, spring and summer.

Can I work while completing the online EdD Leadership program?

Yes. Courses in this program are delivered one at a time over 10 weeks so you can continue to work in your current professional role.

How many credit hours are required for the online EdD Leadership program?

This degree requires 60 credit hours to graduate.

Is the online EdD Leadership program only for educators?

No. This program is designed for students who want to pursue leadership roles in a variety of industries and disciplines including, but not limited to: 

  • Advocacy groups
  • Arts and humanities
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Healthcare
  • Human services and resources
  • Learning design and technology
  • Media and communications
  • Mental health and social work
  • Philanthropy and fundraising
Is the online EdD Leadership faculty experienced?

You will learn from doctorally prepared instructors who are also practicing organizational leaders who bring real-world perspectives to the classroom. As trusted Spalding University faculty members, they are committed to your success.

Are the EdD Leadership classes 100% online?

Yes. All 10 courses are delivered fully online, one class at a time, over a 10-week period.

Can I apply for the online EdD Leadership if I live outside of Kentucky?

Yes. We are currently accepting applications from all states and the District of Columbia (excluding California and New York).