Become a Change Agent With Marymount's Doctorate in Leadership & Organizational Innovation

Online Coursework
Study 100% online with the flexibility to balance your current responsibilities — no travel required.

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

Practical Curriculum
Learn from relevant courses focused on social justice, ethics and equity.


Create Real Change with a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.)

Transform as a leader who initiates and inspires change across diverse settings with Marymount University’s online Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Innovation. Aligned with best practices and insights from influential thought leaders, our Ed.D. equips you to drive positive change and greater outcomes in schools, communities, government, healthcare, and public and private organizations.

Earning an Ed.D. can help you reach the highest levels of your career, giving you a modern framework to generate, transform and apply professional knowledge and leadership practices that lead to actionable solutions. 

Why Marymount?

Lead Change in Your Community
Be the change you want to see by building stronger leadership strategies and analytical thinking skills.

Grow a Diverse Network
Learn alongside mentors, faculty and peers and benefit from an engaged, supportive community.

Connect Theory to Practice
Apply the curriculum and create actionable solutions with real-world projects incorporated into the curriculum.

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

Benefit from Quality Coursework
Our online Ed.D. program is a distinguished member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

Grounded in Ethics
Our coursework is developed by thought leaders and grounded in ethics, social justice and equity.

Advance your Career with Confidence
Marymount is nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for Education and Business.

What are the Admissions Requirements? 

Doctoral applicants must have completed a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 2.75 GPA and at least three years of work experience relevant to professional goals. No GRE/GMAT required.

A phone interview with an admissions advisor is required prior to applying. The following is a list of documents to be submitted after the completion of your online application.

  • Official transcripts
  • Two professional references
  • Professional essay
  • Current resume
  • Virtual interview with faculty member


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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 28, 2023
    Fall 2023

Next start date:

  • September 5, 2023
    Fall 2023

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