Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership - Overview

Build your leadership career with an online Ed.D. degree

It takes more than determination or talent to become an effective leader. It takes skill. Franklin’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree equips you with the leadership, research and analytical skills needed for a high-value career in educational leadership. Our 100% online Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program is flexible, rigorous and relevant so you can take your career in the direction you want including education, corporate and government settings. At Franklin, you can tailor your Ed.D. to your expertise by choosing one of three focus areas: Organizational Leadership, PK-12 Educational Leadership or Higher Education Leadership.

Excel in Your Field

Prepare for leadership careers in every setting.

No-Fear Dissertation™

Get 360-degree support to take on (and finish!) your dissertation.

3-Year Completion

Finish your doctorate faster -- including one year for your dissertation.

Amplify Prior Learning

Transfer up to 24 hours of previously earned credit.

100% Online Degree

Take classes that work for your busy life.

Enhance Your Data Literacy

Build upon your practical experience with in-demand research skills.

Available Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership Programs

With an interdisciplinary approach to leadership, Franklin’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.) prepares you to lead diverse organizations and communities more effectively. At Franklin, you’ll earn a doctorate that prepares you to apply research-informed and evidence-based solutions to solve real-world challenges.

Organizational Leadership

Translate the complexities of real-world issues into actionable solutions that promote positive organizational culture and improve performance results. Franklin’s Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with a focus on Organizational Leadership is a 3-year online Ed.D. degree designed for scholarly practitioners.

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PK-12 Educational Leadership

Drive the kind of change that makes a positive and lasting impact at the school or district level. Franklin’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus on PK-12 Educational Leadership is a 3-year educational leadership doctoral program online that equips you to become an innovative, data-driven leader.

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Higher Education Leadership

Guide institutes of higher education through incremental, discontinuous or unprecedented shifts, divides and change. Franklin’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus on Higher Education Leadership is a 3-year doctorate in education that can be completed 100% online.

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Your Best Value Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.)

Choose Franklin's Ed.D. and get an applied doctorate that fits your budget and your ambition.

Finish Formula


2 years of coursework + 1 year for the dissertation.

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*$748 per credit, 58 Total Credits, 24 maximum transfer credits, 7 average transfer credits.

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