College of Education and Human Services

Leadership (EdD)

Leadership (EdD)

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Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2023!

Doctor of Education (EdD) offered in Online formats.

Transform Your Future through
Engaged Actionable Learning

The online Doctor of Education in Leadership program consists of:

  • 48 credit hours
  • Designed to be completed in 3 years
  • No residency requirement
  • No GRE score required

EdD graduates develop and transform educational processes, practices, and organizations, implement design thinking principles, applied research methodology and emerge as a scholar-practitioner.

Each student selects, at the time of admission, an area of concentration consisting of 5 courses:

*Applicants can transfer in up to 15 credit hours with an EdS in Education Administration.









48 Credits *

Start Term

Start Term

Fall 2023

Completion Time



Application Priority Deadline

Application Due

July 15, 2023


* 48 credits beyond graduate degree.

Asynchronous with planned synchronous sessions.


Faculty in the Leadership EdD program utilize open educational resources (OER’s), minimizing the cost of textbooks while providing access to the most current research. As a part of the College of Education and Human Services' Digital Initiative students will access all program materials via an iPad, which may be purchased through the university, or on a comparable device of their own.

All courses will be asynchronous, with planned synchronous sessions tailored to facilitate the course outcomes, as student engagement is a recognized best practice.

Careers, Leadership EdD

Individuals who earn their Leadership EdD seek careers as a Missouri superintendent, average salary $158, 644; Higher Education Administrator, Provost average salary $149,501; Corporate Trainer, $65,052; Instructional Designer, $80,182.

CPED Accepts Lindenwood Into Consortium

CPED Accepts Lindenwood Into Consortium

“Becoming a member of CPED places Lindenwood University’s College of Education and Human Services among an elite group focused on the development of scholarly practitioners, the essence of an educational doctorate,” said Dr. Lynda Leavitt, program director.

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