Doctorate of Education
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Program Overview

Are you a working professional in K-12 schools, higher education, government or human service organizations? Do you strive to be a catalyst for positive change?

The interdisciplinary Traditional Doctorate in Leadership Studies prepares transformative professionals to provide equitable, ethical and socially just leadership in a variety of organizational settings within a diverse society. Ashland University’s program is designed to enhance your leadership capacity. It combines theory and practice with individual mentoring and applied research to train you into a reflective, ethical and effective leader for maximum effectiveness in your chosen career path. 


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Program Features

Sample Curriculum

View the Academic Catalog for complete degree requirements.

Total Coursework                                         

  • Research (16 credits)
  • Organizational Leadership (15 credits)
  • Cognate (15 credits)
  • Proposal and Dissertation (13 credits)

*Hybrid courses meet face-to-face & online (participate in online sessions when it’s convenient for you).

^Cognate courses can be taken any time after admission to the program. The schedule indicates recommended, but not required, times.

Graduate Outcomes



Solidifying Success

Graduates have continued their careers in a variety of areas, including superintendents in school districts of all sizes, college deans, college professors and business executives.

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