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

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 organization or community.

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


Effect Change with our Online Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.)

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.

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



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.

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 26, 2024
    Fall 2024

Next start date:

  • September 3, 2024
    Fall 2024

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