Academic programs
Ed.D. in leadership

Our Doctor of Education in Leadership degree is designed to provide students with the skills needed to manage, maintain and influence learning organizations, and to succeed in positions of leadership.

This three-year, 48-hour program emphasizes the processes of leadership in learning organizations: how to transmit knowledge, make sound decisions, and think critically about issues from a variety of points of view.

Our program provides learning experiences that encourage and support students’ active engagement with problems of practice centered on leadership and the learning enterprise. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving and translational research, as well as team instruction and team learning. Students will examine cases built around enduring questions in learning and leadership, providing the real-world experience that will prepare them to make an immediate impact in their respective careers. The graduation rate for the Ed.D. program exceeds 97 percent. In addition, all graduates progress in their careers, serving in a variety of leadership positions in diverse organizational settings.

Curriculum requirements

The Ed.D. in leadership requires a minimum of 48 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the Ed.D. in leadership »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Katherine C. Mansfield, Ph.D.
Associate professor
Phone: (804) 828-1940
Email: kcmansfield@vcu.edu