Online Ed.D. Programs Without a Dissertation

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 08:29 am

Online Ed.D. programs—and in-person doctorates—always contain a rigorous, research-based project. In the past, this has been a traditional dissertation, just like a Ph.D. program. But in recent years, more and more schools are choosing to focus on a Dissertation in Practice (DiP) or Capstone Project. Discover how these two "No Dissertation" models differ from the older framework. Or skip ahead to the online listings and on-campus listings to explore your options!

Featured Schools

School Name Program Name More Info
University of Dayton Online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Leadership for Organizations program website
Capella University Online EdD (specializations: Adult Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Performance Improvement Leadership, Reading and Literacy) or PhD in Education (specializations in Leadership for Higher Education, Leadership in Educational Administration, Nursing Education) program website
Capella University Online EdS in School Psychology program website
Campbellsville University Ed. Specialist of Educational Administration (Principal, Supervisor of Instruction and DPP) program website
Campbellsville University Ed. Specialist of Educational Administration (Supervisor of Instruction, DPP, and Superintendent) program website
Arkansas State University Online Ed.D in Educational Leadership program website
University of Louisiana-Monroe Online Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction program website
St. Thomas University Online Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation program website
University of West Alabama Online Ed.D. in Rural Education program website
Liberty University Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction program website
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