Designed for the experienced and practicing professional, the Doctor of Education in Leadership program offers opportunities for individuals in education, government, business, healthcare, human services and other fields.
Courses within the Ed.D. program emphasize the practical study of leadership, theory, ethics, technology and organizations, program evaluation and research methodologies. Drake's program is adaptable to a number of leadership-level careers.
Developed for working professionals, courses are held in a weekend format on Drake University’s campus, so you can continue to work full time. The cohort program can be completed in as little as three years (two years of coursework listed below, with one year or more to complete a dissertation). The program is a minimum of 42 credits with no transfer credits accepted.
|DOC 301 - Doctoral Seminar||3|
|DOC 302 - Doctoral Seminar||3|
|DOC 305 - Quantitative Research Methods||3|
|DOC 306 - Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|DOC 345 - Advanced Leadership||3|
|DOC 350 - Advanced Foundations||3|
|DOC 360 - Technology and Organizational Leadership||3|
|DOC 370 - Program Evaluation and Assessment||3|
|DOC 395 - Advanced Quantitative Research Methods||3|
|DOC 396 - Advanced Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|DOC 390 - Dissertation Seminar||3|
|*DOC 399 - Dissertation||10|
|*Students enroll for 1 credit of DOC 399 each semester until dissertation is complete.|
|*DOC 399 - Course credit is not earned until the dissertation is completed and successfully defended.|
All courses in each of the doctoral programs are taken as a cohort. Cohorts begin each fall.
In order to complete the application process, submit the following:
Online application materials will automatically be forwarded to the School of Education. Please mail transcripts and test scores to:
Coordinator of Graduate Admission
Drake University School of Education
2702 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.