Ed.D. in Leadership



    Aug 19, 2024

    36 Months



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Ed.D. in Leadership

Are you ready to incite change? As a student in the Ed.D. in Leadership program, you will select an area of emphasis and pursue original research. You will partner with fellow professionals and learn to address real-world problems with evidence-based decision-making. Under the direction of a dissertation committee, you will develop five chapters that contribute to your chosen field. Accelerated pathways are available if you are graduated from an ACE master’s program or have an Ed.S. or are considered “All But Dissertation (ABD)” from another institution. Because the program is entirely online, it requires no residency, travel or lodging.

Why ACE?

Quality You Expect

Our accredited programs are designed for working professionals who want a quality education. We’re committed to delivering high-quality, affordable and accessible online programs grounded in evidence-based content and relevant application.

Low Cost You Deserve

Because we’re 100% online, you only pay for the cost of delivering your education, not infrastructure like buildings or dorms. In fact, our affordability allows most of our students to graduate with no debt. We also offer over $2.5 million in scholarships and grants every year.

Flexibility You Need

Complete your coursework any time and anywhere there’s an internet connection. You’ll have access to academic resources 24/7, and highly responsive faculty and librarians. You decide how we fit into your life, not the other way around.


We believe in full transparency with our total cost of attendance. No hidden fees. No surprises along the way.

Total Cost Ed.D. in Leadership

Total Tuition

64 semester credits x $306 per credit



$100 Application Fee
$150 Conferral Fee
$1200 Dissertation Fee
(6 Courses X $200 per Course)
$2880 Technology and Library Fee
(64 Semester Credits X $45 per Credit)


Total Program Cost


Find a plan that fits your budget.

When We Say Low Cost, We Mean It

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Source: Internal Research Completed on June 2023

Program Details


Focus of Study

  • Curriculum and Instruction

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Executive Leadership

  • General Track

  • Higher Education

  • Health and Wellness

  • Instructional Leadership

  • Instructional Technology

  • Literacy

  • Public and Non-Profit Leadership

  • Special Education

  • Second Language Instruction

  • STEM Education

Start Dates

With flexible start dates, you can begin your program when it’s best for you.

August 19, 2024 Term

Aug 16, 2024

Payment Due

Aug 16, 2024

Application Due

Aug 19, 2024

Term Start

Aug 23, 2024

Unregister/Cancel Deadline

Sep 22, 2024

Term End

September 09, 2024 Term

September 30, 2024 Term

November 11, 2024 Term

January 06, 2025 Term

January 27, 2025 Term

February 17, 2025 Term

April 07, 2025 Term


Here are just some of the courses you’ll take when working towards this program. Visit the College Catalog to see all courses.


Introduction to Advanced Studies

1 Semester Credits


Ethical Leadership and Social Justice

3 Semester Credits


Management of Financial Resources

3 Semester Credits


Models of Leadership and Coaching

3 Semester Credits


Strategic Operations Planning and Innovation

3 Semester Credits


Management of Human Capital

3 Semester Credits


Global Perspectives

3 Semester Credits


Organizational Behavior and Culture

3 Semester Credits


Leadership as a Reflective Practice

1 Semester Credits


Leadership Seminar

1 Semester Credits

Admission Requirements

ACE General Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

International Transcript Requirements

English as a Second Language Applicants

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