Doctor of Education in Leadership

About the Program

City University of Seattle’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership equips professionals with the skills necessary to address the leadership challenges of today. In this program, you have the opportunity to specialize in one of three concentration areas:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Higher Educational Leadership
  • Specialized Study

Popular specialized study options include

  • Inspired Teacher Leadership
  • Strategic Innovation and Decision Making
  • Adult Education and Online learning
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Global Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Executive Leadership: Superintendent and/or Program Administration
  • Executive Leadership: Administrator Special Programs
  • Educational Leadership: Principal and/or Program Administrator

Many students will have the option to transfer up to 12 graduate quarter credits from their accredited graduate degree programs. Some students with extensive experience in relevant content areas may also have the option to challenge up to 12 quarter credits in their concentration once they have demonstrated success as a doctoral student. Please talk with your advisor about these options.

Why Students Earn a Doctorate at CityU:

High student satisfaction: 92% of doctoral students surveyed are satisfied or highly satisfied with their overall student experience.

High retention rates: 87% of students stay in the program.

CityU’s doctoral program is recognized for its academic rigor, high quality curriculum, and extensive student support.

Time to completion: You can complete your coursework in as few as two and half years if you are motivated and have graduate credits to transfer in. Ask an advisor for more info.

Competitive pricing: This doctoral program has been praised for its reasonably priced tuition.

Job Titles of Alumni with an Ed.D.

  • Dean
  • President
  • CEO
  • Executive Director
  • Superintendent

The Ed.d. in Educational Leadership program outcomes can be found here.

Program Faculty

Joel L. Domingo, Ed.D.

Program Director & Professor

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Jan Lüdert, Ph.D.

Associate Program Director

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Mary Dereshiwsky, Ph.D.

Dissertation Director

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Michele Weber, Ph.D.

Principal Faculty

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Paul Gerhardt, Ph.D.

Associate Faculty

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Pressley Rankin, Ph.D.

Academic Program Director

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Scott Burrus, Ph.D.

Associate Faculty

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