An Interdisciplinary and Diverse Doctoral Program 

Designed for socially conscious, innovative leaders

Spalding University’s online Doctorate of Education in Leadership (EdD: Leadership) program is designed for socially conscious leaders aspiring to earn their terminal degrees and use their influential voices to innovate and create sustainable change.

Our full-time, online EdD: Leadership program is collaborative, interdisciplinary and addresses modern-day issues. Courses are delivered one at a time, allowing you to earn your terminal degree in just two years while maintaining your current job responsibilities and personal lifestyle.

When you enroll in the online EdD: Leadership program at Spalding University, you join a mission-oriented, faith-based community that champions quality education, diversity and ethical leadership.

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. 

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.

How much does the online EdD: Leadership program cost?

Our online EdD: Leadership program costs $825 per credit hour, for a total program investment of $49,500 (plus applicable fees). 

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

Enrolling in an online educational program is an investment in your career, so it’s important to select a reputable institution with accredited programs.

Spalding University and the online Doctorate of Education in Leadership are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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Admission Requirements
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Critique of a journal article
  • Official transcripts from all schools
  • Interview
  • No GRE required
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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Mission Statement

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.