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Become a valued leader in
your chosen profession

with ACU's online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership

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Program Highlights

  • Earn your degree in as few as 3 years, while you continue your present work.
  • No residency required—along with ACU’s integrated dissertation model, which allows you to begin work on your doctorate while taking courses.
  • Be part of a Christ-centered online community with professors and classmates.

Grow as a professional by selecting one of our three Ed.D. specializations:

Our Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership program will help you prepare for a leadership role in your profession. Our faith-based, scholar-practitioner approach makes this online Ed.D. program ideal for professionals who seek practical application from classroom to the real world—like how to develop organizational resources and communication structures to encourage collaborative relationships and healthy leadership practices. Students from fields such as education, ministry, law enforcement, military, government, public service, and the nonprofit sector find value in ACU’s online Ed.D. program in equipping them to advance within their current organization or to start a new career.

Need to earn your M.Ed. first? Finish faster and save on tuition with our M.Ed./Ed.D. Dual Degree program. Contact us for more details.

A Transformative Degree

It’s been said change is life’s only constant—and it’s especially true in education. See ACU Ed.D. Program Director Dr. Peter Williams describe how the transformative nature of this program helps change future education leaders to adapt to the changes they will face in their profession.

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"It is important to point out how important it is to have a professor like mine, who is encouraging and supportive. He really made the course flow smoothly and facilitated our interaction brilliantly. His input, feedback, and Christian criticism really made the course work. He is someone who represents the excellent tradition of ACU."

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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Note: ACU has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer the Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership.

Mobile Learning Innovation

Because you are immersed in a digitally connected world, ACU is committed to providing innovative technologies that can help you build rapport and develop meaningful relationships with instructors and your fellow students.

Our online learning platform allows you to communicate with professors from mobile devices and interact with classmates through group work, blogs, and discussion boards.

ACU’s online flexibility empowers you to balance work, family, church, and other personal commitments while earning your degree.

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