Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

We offer two doctoral degrees for education professionals who want to develop their skills and advance their careers as educational leaders.

Both doctorate in educational leadership programs are offered in a cohort model with a hybrid delivery format of 60% in the classroom and 40% online, and a dissertation embedded in the program coursework.

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

3-year cohort-based program

60 units

On-campus and hybrid courses

Classes meet 4 weekends per semester


Gain the experience and vision you'll need to effectively lead 21st century educational organizations.

Small, collaborative classes emphasize organizational and research skills, ethical values, and leadership by integrating theory with real-world application.

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Higher Education

Enhance your abilities and be positioned for heightened leadership roles in higher education.

Develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics affecting college students, and engage in the dialogue surrounding critical higher education issues.

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As a full-time student affairs professional and mother of two, weeknight commutes would not work for me. Cal Lutheran gave me the flexibility to balance my personal, professional, and academic life.

Joy Hoffman, Director of the Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers at Cal State Fullerton