Doctorate Online


American College of Education

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. 


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 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 42 months

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64 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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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

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  • International

    6832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23914 USD for the full programme during 42 months.
  • National

    6832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23914 USD for the full programme during 42 months.


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