Education needs exceptional leaders. Whether you want to position yourself to better drive positive change or earn a degree to further develop your leadership skills, TLU’s three-year Ed.D. program can help you get there. After graduation, you’ll be equipped to lead in K-12 schools, districts, higher education, and other industries, including:
- Government agencies
- Non-profit organizations
With 54 credits of coursework, our interdisciplinary program includes two concentration options - Organizational Leadership and Educational Leadership - so you can tailor your program to your professional and personal goals. Our program also features in-person residencies to create a cohort community and provide opportunities for peer learning, networking, and mentoring.
Choose Your Concentration:
In the organizational leadership track, you’ll evaluate various leadership styles and take an in-depth look at the science of leadership. You’ll learn how different leaders can impact an organization and the difference you can make to help drive positive change. This concentration can help you build versatile skills that apply within schools, colleges, universities, and a broad range of other professional settings beyond education.
Whether you’re leading in K-12 schools, at the district level, or in a higher education setting, the educational leadership track offers the skills and knowledge you need to help drive change and create solutions to the complex issues facing educational institutions today.
Early in the program, you will be paired with a dissertation advisor who will help you manage the demands of the dissertation process to ensure you complete the program and graduate on time. Through a series of meetings and dissertation courses throughout the program, you will formulate, conduct research, and write your dissertation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Ed.D. program is designed for professionals who hold a master's degree. To apply, the following requirements need to be met:
- Master's degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
- Official transcript from a regionally accredited master's program.
- Resume or curriculum vitae.
- Personal statement that addresses why you are applying to the program. You may also include an idea for a dissertation topic if you have developed one.
- Writing sample (can be from a previous program)
To learn more about TLU's online Ed.D. program, call 833-783-1043 or fill out the Contact Us form. Once submitted, an admissions representative will be in contact to provide more information about the program including a link to the application.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the Ed.D. program is $850 per credit hour. Students are responsible for purchasing books and other materials as well as additional costs associated with the required residency as part of the program.
Financial aid options are available to students who qualify. Students are encouraged to assess all their financial needs and explore sources of funding such as loans, grants, and outside scholarships. Additionally, we encourage students to start with their FAFSA as soon as they apply.
The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
NC-SARA is a nonprofit organization that helps expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance education programs.
Every student deserves a positive educational experience. Sometimes a student’s experience may not be what they anticipate, and the student may have a concern or a complaint. For this reason, NC-SARA has a process for student complaints. To learn more about this process or to file a complaint, please visit the NC-SARA website: