Online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership & Organizational Innovation

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Transform As A Leader. Create Real Change.

Marymount University’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Organizational Innovation program is a strategically designed educational experience aligned with best practices developed by national leaders with a focus on proven methods to generate, transform, and apply professional knowledge and leadership practices.

Forward-Thinking Format

Our online EdD program does not require a GRE, and it can be completed in less than three years. The online format is suited for active professionals and is focused on impactful faculty-to-student communication and student-to-student collaboration.

Our program is aligned with best practices and insights from educational thought leaders to employ a modern framework that identifies a relevant issue impacting your organization for the purpose of developing a solution.

Positioned For Impact

Research, theory, and practice come together to create actionable solutions:

  • Supported by a community of engaged organizational leaders in the Washington, D.C. area
  • Rooted in applicable and practical coursework
  • Strengthened with evidence-based research and leadership practices

Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Transcripts
  • 3 years’ work experience relevant to professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Personal essay
  • Online Interview

Program Features

  • $1,140 per credit hour and additional fees
  • Recognized as a College of Distinction for Education and Business
  • Eight consecutive semesters to complete
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Best college for veterans
  • Accredited by the SACSCOC


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