Become a Change Agent With Marymount's Doctorate in Education Online

Online Coursework
100% online with the flexibility to balance school and life — no travel required.

Lead Positive Change
Strengthen your leadership skills and create a lasting impact in your organization or community.

Practical Curriculum
Learn from faculty teaching courses focused on ethical and transformational leadership.


Effect Change with our Online Ed.D. Program

Program Features

  • 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

Whether you want to make a difference in your organization or community, an online Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Innovation will empower you as a change agent ready to initiate and inspire. 

Aligned with best practices and insights from influential thought leaders, the online Ed.D. at Marymount University equips you to drive positive change and greater outcomes in schools, communities, government, healthcare, and public and private organizations. 

  • 100% Online  
  • 48 credit hours 
  • 8 consecutive semesters 
  • New cohorts begin each fall and spring 
  • Graduate in less than 3 years 
  • No GRE/GMAT required
Admission Requirements

All applicants must have completed a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.75 GPA.  

To apply, you must complete a phone interview with an advisor and submit your online application with the following documents: 

  • Official transcripts 
  • Two professional references 
  • Professional essay 
  • Current resume with 3+ years of relevant experience 
  • Virtual interview with a faculty member 
Accreditation & Recognition

Marymount University’s fully online Ed.D. program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  
As 1 of 135 Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) universities, we provide quality and practical coursework that adheres to CPED’s best practices. 
Our university is nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for Education, Business, Career Development, Military Support, and Equity & Inclusion.  

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Next Steps
  1. Complete the form for instant access to your program guide.  
  2. Connect with an advisor via phone or email.  
  3. Apply to the program and submit all required documents. 
  4. Study 100% online and graduate in less than three years. 



Online Ed.D. Program Curriculum Snapshot

For a complete list of courses and course descriptions, access your comprehensive digital program guide.


Next application deadline:

  • July 26, 2024
    Fall 2024

Next start date:

  • September 3, 2024
    Fall 2024

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A National Leader in Education

Influential. Historically Significant. Diverse. Located just six miles from the nation’s capital, Marymount University is positioned for you to make a lasting impact.

Designed for Change Agents
Generate, transform and apply leadership practices that lead to actionable change.

Dissertation in Practice (DIP)
Research and apply solutions to organizational challenges that are important to you.

Grounded in Ethics
Learn from thought leaders and courses grounded in ethics, social justice and equity.

Supportive & Diverse Network
Connect with well-educated faculty and a cohort of change agents across the nation.

Quality Coursework
Learn from 1 of 135 Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) universities.

Nationally Recognized
We are nationally distinguished as a College of Distinction in Education and Business.