An EdD and a PhD are often confused. Here are some commonly asked questions to help clarify the differences:
An EdD develops scholarly practitioners and university faculty who strive to connect academia with real-world situations.
A PhD develops lecturers, adjunct and research faculty for universities.
An overview of the theoretical framework for the practice of leadership in organizations, leading to the application of theory and best practices in your leadership practice. Focus is on specific leadership topics, such as strategic leadership, systems thinking, team leadership, change management, and developing others. We will move back and forth between theory and practice and include opportunities for self-reflection and skill development. (3 credits)
Focus on issues and practical applications of ethical principles of leadership, which includes a review of philosophical foundations as context for consideration of ethical issues and dilemmas. Towards this end, evaluate the concept of justice in organizations, and the changing demographics of our society, especially related to race and culture, gender, age, disability, and socio-economic status. Emphasis will be placed on effective organizational management of diversity for social justice outcomes. (3 credits)
Development of self, organization, and community through enactment of adult learning theory as it relates to transformational leadership values. The scope of study includes analysis of transformational leadership theory and the development and implementation of leadership and change projects. (3 credits)
Next application deadline:
Next start date:
Covers the foundations of enacting leadership content gained thus far for the purpose of locating, developing, analyzing, synthesizing and constructing a sound literature review consistent with the research on a chosen research topic. Develop skills essential for conducting research and completing a research project with a particular focus on reviewing literature and composing a literature review paper, demonstrate the ability to discriminate among alternative research viewpoints, differentiate constituent parts of the review, assess and comment on theories, thoughts, and ideas, concept proposals and relevant literature, and construct a cogent and compelling literature review. (3 credits)
I have gotten the chance to work with the great faculty who all went above and beyond to make sure every student succeeded in their classroom.
The online EdD is designed for working professionals who want to promote change across diverse instructional and organizational settings through impactful leadership strategies, key collaborations with diverse audiences and stakeholders, and innovative problem-solving to improve processes and analytical thinking skills, which foster actionable solutions.
Schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated admissions advisors today to get more information about:
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about three million students were enrolled in graduate programs in 2018. NCES projects that number will increase by three percent over the next decade.
What is the difference between a PhD and an EdD? Both are terminal degrees, but how do you know which is the right investment for you?
To proceed with either the BSN to MSN FNP or the BSN to DNP FNP, you are required to have a bachelor’s degree and hold your RN license.
If you don’t meet these requirements but would still like further information, please contact us.
To proceed with the EdD in Educational Leadership and Organizational Leadership, you are required to have a master’s degree.
If you don’t meet this requirement but would still like further information, please contact us.