Doctor of Education

Program Format
Entry Terms
Fall 2019
Credits Required for Graduation
60 Quarter Hours


The Doctor of Education program offers a rich, dynamic learning experience—one that blends critical engagement with theory, practice, and research.

Providing innovative and engaging opportunities, our EdD further cultivates the skills and knowledge necessary to effect meaningful change in your organization. As a doctor of education student, you will collaborate with an accomplished group of fellow practitioners, exposing you to global perspectives and strengthening your ability to think critically about today’s educational challenges.

Students will complete most EdD coursework online with an additional required on-campus residency. For more information about this program and the cohort model in Seattle, please request additional program information.

Program Objectives

Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Concentration (Visit the College of Professional Studies webpage)

  • Helps educational leaders develop the competencies, dispositions, and values required to pursue educational reform, based on a commitment to social justice

Higher Education Administration Concentration (Visit the College of Professional Studies webpage)

  • Examines the research and study across a variety of postsecondary educational settings, including community and four-year colleges, for-profit organizations, and research

Organizational Leadership Studies Concentration (Visit the College of Professional Studies webpage)

  • Intended for leaders working in education, government, healthcare, military, not-for-profit, for-profit, and management consulting organizations, this interdisciplinary curriculum offers a strong foundation in leadership, communications, and strategy
  • To learn more about our Doctor of Education, listen to faculty member Chris Unger speak about curriculum, our cohort model, and what to expect as an EdD student at Northeastern University–Seattle

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