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American College of Education

Doctorate Online
42 months
6832 USD/year
6832 USD/year
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This customizable Leadership degree at the American College of Education is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. 

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Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the Leadership degree at the American College of Education in as little as three years.

Key Features

  • Intentional Design

Graduate with three areas of specialization: leadership, research, and your chosen Focus of Study. With at least 18 credit hours each, you will have enough credits to potentially be credentialed to teach in each area.

  • Tailored Dissertation Approach

Designed to provide support when Ed.D. students need it the most: during the dissertation. You’ll complete the dissertation in a structured, faculty-supported course sequence.

  • Customizable

Choose from more than 10 Focus of Study options, plus an additional general track that’s completely customizable.

  • Accelerated Completion

Students who have an Ed.S. degree or are ABD can earn their Ed.D. Degree in 37 semester credits.

  • Flexible

Study on your schedule. Our online format allows you to plan your coursework around your life.


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Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Applied Statistics
  • Research Methodology
  • Literature Review
  • Quantitative Research Designs
  • Analyzing the Dissertation Research
  • Qualitative Research Designs
  • Defending the Dissertation 


Dr. Crystal Neumann previously worked in marketing and market research before she transitioned to higher education to work with and motivate adult learners. She has taught marketing and public relations in Germany and has worked as an administrator and instructor within higher education. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines




64 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master's level (or higher) degree earned​
  • Minimum grade point average 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for full admission
  • Submit a current curriculum vitae (preferred) or resume.
  • Submit a goal statement, demonstrating a clear expression of purpose and anticipated personal and professional goals. The statement needs to be two pages in length excluding the title and reference pages.
  • Complete an interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23914 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 months.
  • National

    6832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23914 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Updated over a year ago

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American College of Education


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