Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Prepare for senior-level leadership positions in K-12 education, including the superintendency. Effective school leaders need the skills and theoretical framework to critically analyze issues of importance to educators in the 21st century. In this challenging program, you'll develop the skills to make data-driven decisions about issues at the school, district, state, and national level.

The 60-hour Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is the right choice if you prefer project-based research to the more theoretical orientation of the Ph.D. program. The rigorous curriculum demands a significant period of sustained study with full access to the intellectual resources of Indiana University. The program was designed with working professionals in mind. It is delivered in a blended learning environment and structured to offer you accessibility to colleagues in the program regardless of their geographic location.

  • Application Deadline
    DomesticInternational
    FallApr 1Mar 1
    SpringN/AN/A
    SummerN/AN/A
    Fee$60$65
  • Admissions Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    • Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal Statement
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • GRE Scores:
        • Required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • Resume:
        • Not required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • TOEFL score from last two years*

      *International students only

  • Financial Aid
    • Learn about a variety of fellowships and travel awards that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

Classes meet three weekends per semester in Bloomington during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Instruction continues online between the weekend classes. In June of each year, you and your colleagues will participate in an intensive four-day seminar held on the Bloomington campus. The seminar provides a unique opportunity to engage in project-based research with your peers and faculty.

Cohorts are comprised of 10-12 students. A new cohort starts every other fall with the next one starting Fall of 2019.