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Educational Leadership and Management

Drexel University

36 months
1342 USD/credit 26840 USD/year
1342 USD/credit 26840 USD/year
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The need for educator-leaders – primed to transform the practice and invent the future of learning – is more critical than ever. The Educational Leadership and Management program of Drexel University fosters personal leadership growth, empowering you to move ahead professionally.


What is a Doctorate in Education?

The Doctor of Education program is specifically designed to prepare innovative leaders, capable of guiding complex organizations through uncertain times. With its focus on evidence-based theory, action research, and collaborative discourse, you will challenge old ways of thinking, while learning to create new models of effective practice across a wide range of educational and business environments.

Program Features

  • The Educational Leadership and Management program of Drexel University can be completed in three or five years on a part-time basis, allowing you to work full-time while earning your degree.
  • There is no residency requirement—all courses and the dissertation process can be completed 100 percent online.
  • Ten diverse concentration options are available, allowing you to tailor your degree to your area of interest.
  • You will become part of a student cohort, providing ample opportunities to network and receive support from a cohesive community that learns and grows together.
  • The program’s accredited curriculum incorporates the expert knowledge and skills you must have to become an effective 21st century leader in educational or business environments – from instructional technology integration and transformative leadership, to strategic decision-making, institutional finance, and program evaluation.

What can you do with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management?

The EdD program is ideal for:

  • K-12 leadership: superintendents, principals, administrators, teachers
  • Higher education administrators
  • Organizers of community programs
  • Leaders in corporations that serve the educational community

Drexel’s EdD program graduates go on to become leaders and innovators in the areas of instruction, administration, learning, and strategy within many kinds of organizations, including public and private schools, postsecondary institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, foundations, and corporations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Leadership & Change
  • Creative Strategies for Educational Leaders
  • Program Evaluation in Organizations
  • Transformative Leadership: Finding One's Source
  • Educational Leadership for Equity and Social Justice
  • Educational Research Design

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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60 alternative credits



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General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Master's degree in Education (or another appropriate field) from a regionally accredited institution
  • Master's GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Three years of work experience relevant to your professional goals
  • Nursing Education concentration only: Current, unrestricted United States RN license
  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools), verifying completion of your bachelor's and master's degrees
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Nursing Education concentration only: Copy of your United States RN license

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    26840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit during 36 months.


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