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Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation – Administration Online

Prepare to become an ethical, results-focused leader in your industry with the Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation – Administration online program. Delivered 100% online, this doctorate-level program offers you an integrated dissertation beginning near the end of your first year that can be defended online plus faculty support from start to finish.


Program Overview

Get to Know Our 100% Online Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation – Administration

Follow your passion with the highly individualized and uniquely structured Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation from St. Thomas University. With an integrated dissertation beginning in your first year that can be defended 100% online and faculty support from start to finish, this 100% online program is designed to set you on the path to further professional success in any type of organization.

$47,500 Total Tuition*

as few as 36 months Program Duration

60 Credit Hours

Follow your passion for leadership with the online Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation – Administration. Designed to set you on the path to further your success in any type of organization, this comprehensive online Ed.D. is ideal for advancing your professional capacities to formulate innovative solutions whether you aspire to work in a nonprofit, sales, corporate, education, or government environment.

In the Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation – Administration online program, you will learn consulting practices, principles of ethical leadership that span crisis and change management, and various approaches to developing and managing public policy. You will also examine quantitative and qualitative research and gain the tools to effectively manage performance outcomes. Plus, you will gain top-level leadership styles that resonate with wide audiences.

As a doctoral student, you will benefit from an integrated dissertation beginning near the end of your first year that can be defended 100% online. Taught by respected faculty with extensive experience in their fields, this versatile online Ed.D. also offers reasonable admission requirements that allow applicants with a second master's degree to transfer in up to 18 credit hours (6 courses). No education degree or teaching background is required.

In the Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation – Administration online program, you will learn to:

  • Respond to the changing needs of diverse organizations
  • Participate in managing and leading private corporations, public organizations, educational institutions and systems, and nonprofit agencies
  • Develop leadership and innovation skills and effective, team-oriented approaches to teaching and learning to maximize the performance achievements of all learners
  • Demonstrate scholarly behaviors such as reflection and problem-solving with skills for designing, critiquing, and implementing research relevant to effective practice

Education Administration Career Opportunities

  • Administrators in state, federal and international agencies
  • Business Leaders and Managers in sales and corporate environments
  • Public education Supervisors, Administrators, and Consultants
  • Professors and Administrators in higher education
  • Directors and Supervisors of educational services in nonprofit agencies and non-governmental organizations

The Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation program is ranked #4 in the "Top Doctorate in Leadership Online Programs" by The Top Business Schools and Degrees website (2018).

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Tuition

Discover the Value of Our Low-Cost Tuition

The Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation – Administration online degree program at St. Thomas University is priced with the working student in mind, offering pay-by-the course tuition. We are committed to offering a quality private school education at public university prices. The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing the Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation – Administration online. E-tuition is the same for both in-state and out-of-state online students. The program consists of 20 courses for a total of 60 credit hours. Each course has a technology fee as noted in the below table. The total tuition shown is inclusive of the fees.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Technology Fee Per Course Total Program Tuition (including fees)
Tuition* $755 $100 $47,500
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Calendar

Our Application Deadlines and Course Schedules

At St. Thomas University, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate busy schedules. Here you can find deadlines for your application, documents, and tuition payment for the Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation – Administration online program.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
Fall 1 2021 08/21/21 08/09/21 08/12/21 08/13/21 08/16/21
Fall 2 2021 10/16/21 10/04/21 10/07/21 10/08/21 10/11/21
Spring 1 2022 01/08/22 12/1/21 12/21/21 12/28/21 01/03/22
Spring 2 2022 03/12/22 02/28/22 03/03/22 03/04/22 03/07/22
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Admissions

Qualifications for Our Online Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation – Administration Program

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with the requirements for the Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation – Administration online program, along with information on required documentation.

  • Completed application for admission
  • An earned master's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent and a grade point average of at least 2.6 (on a 4.0 scale) in all graduate work attempted (An applicant with a second master's or other advanced credential may petition the Program Team to have up to 6 courses or 18 credits transferred into the program. Those courses can only be transferred if they closely relate to those courses that they are replacing. The applicant must request the transfer of these additional courses as part of the initial interview with the Program Team.)
  • Official transcripts of all prior graduate and undergraduate academic work. All applicants are required to submit transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.

All documents should be sent to:

St. Thomas University, Office of Admissions
16401 NW 37th Ave., Mimi Dooner Hall
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459

Transcripts delivered via digital transcript services EScrip and Parchment should be emailed to [email protected].

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Courses

Read About Our Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation – Administration Online Classes

To complete the Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation – Administration online program, students must complete 24 credit hours of core courses, 15 credit hours of specialization courses, 9 credit hours of research courses, and 12 credit hours of dissertation courses for a total of 60 credit hours.

Courses in this program are seven weeks long. Courses during the two summer terms, however, are six weeks long.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, students will analyze the theory and practice of leadership and address motivation, sources of power, change processes and group dynamics. The characteristics and abilities associated with effective leadership will also be examined. Students will also explore the diversity of leadership theory and the impact of diversity on leadership.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Drawing on the five-phase model of the change process, this course uses real-world examples to examine the design, development, implementation and maintenance of educational innovations and improvements.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will prepare students to restructure and create empowering environments in their organizations. A body of research will be reviewed to provide an empirical framework that can be used to draw conclusions about strategic management and leadership in organizations striving to provide an empowering environment in the 21st Century.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the significant issues embedded in questions of accountability in leadership that begin with treatment of personal ethical development, moving to the practice of leadership management, analyzing the issues of pluralism, and concluding with an ethical discussion of decision making in these areas.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course is concerned with issues of ownership, control, ethics and accountability. It employs a stakeholder framework, emphasizing business' social and ethical responsibilities to both external and internal stakeholder groups. It also illustrates how ethical or moral considerations are included in the public issues facing organizations and the decision-making process of leaders.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course presents an analysis of major contemporary social problems with attention given to controversial issues common in the workplace. Included in this course is an emphasis on theory, structure, and the effective practice of diversity as they relate to directors, managers, employees, students and faculty of academic organizations who are involved in a diversified workforce.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines various approaches to developing and managing public policy. It is intended primarily for leaders who are department heads, policy developers, managers and executive officers in organizations, higher education, schools, school boards, governments and statutory agencies responsible for formulating or managing policies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Social media for all organizations consist of a range of web-based applications that allow anyone to disseminate information to online communities. The focus of this course is for students to assess the role of a social media presence in creating an online social or extended community for an organization's current clients, employees and friends; promote an awareness of the organization among potential clients; expand the mission of the organization; and build an identity and brand image.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will prepare students to use a variety of information-systems applications in administrative roles. Students will become familiar with data communications, the internet, multimedia, other forms of technology and the applications of each to the field of leadership.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Human resource management belongs in all organizations. In the 21st century, human resource development has become an active participant in charting the strategic course an organization must take to remain competitive, productive and efficient. This course examines the skills an HR manager must employ to be an effective diagnostician and problem-solver.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Innovation and Leadership revolves around the concept that innovation is the specific instrument of leadership and that it is organized, systematic rational work. Sources for innovative opportunities are many and varied and are found within the changing environment. This course is designed to provide a deep grounding in the field of innovation and leadership to students whose goal is to play a leading role in an innovation-driven environment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course enables students to assess real-world concerns and challenges, and with their knowledge, skills and aptitudes these students will evaluate strategies and solutions to resolve such challenges. The course also analyzes the consulting domain as it relates to internal and external barriers of organizations. Students will analyze, apply, synthesize and evaluate consulting principles and practices through various instructional techniques. Additionally, students will evaluate the consulting process through case studies and research. The role of the consultant, project management concepts, and the application of key consulting methods and techniques will be evaluated.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Managing performance, or performance management, includes organizational activities that ensure goals are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner. It can focus on the performance of an organization, department, employee, customers or process. This course enables students to assess the tools used to effectively manage performance in organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on applying the principles, practices, and strategies for conducting research in the social sciences, particularly dealing with the interface of the human dimension in the social and behavioral sciences.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines theory and practice in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of experimental, quasi-experimental and survey procedures for program research and evaluation. Development of basic skills required in the understanding, planning and executing of a research study will be covered.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the methods and procedures used in qualitative research. Topics include the philosophical basis for the method; the conceptualization of research questions; the selection of appropriate research designs; data collection; manual and computerized data analysis; and the drawing of inferences.

Duration: 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will develop a dissertation or action research plan in collaboration with their chair. This course and the accompanying content create the trajectory for the culminating research experiences within the Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation program. Additionally, students will develop an introduction to the problem, background, context, and abbreviated theoretical framework, purpose of the study, research objectives/hypotheses, significance of the study, investigator scope, definition of term, and an organizational timeline for completion of the dissertation/action research process.

Duration: 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will submit their IRB application and develop their literature review, including theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks. Additionally, students will develop their research methodology/design, including research purpose, objectives/hypotheses, data treatment, data collection, and data analysis.

Duration: 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will collect and analyze data associated with research in collaboration with the chair and compose the findings and results section of the dissertation/action research process.

Duration: 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will compose the resulting implications, recommendations, and study limitations. Additionally, the student will prepare a formal presentation for the chair and committee members in hopes of successfully defending their dissertation or implementing the results from their action research process.

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