No Dissertation Ed.D. Programs

Just to be clear—Ed.D. programs 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. Read on to discover how these two models differ from the older framework. Or skip ahead to the state listings to explore your options!

Featured Schools

School Name Program Name More Info
Baylor University Online Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Learning and Organizational Change program website
Vanderbilt University Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership and Learning in Organizations program website
University of Dayton Online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Leadership for Organizations program website
University of Southern California Online Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership (not designed for K-12 educators) program website
Capella University Online PhD or EdD in Education program website
Grand Canyon University Online Ed.D. Program 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
Fairleigh Dickinson University Online Ed.D. in Higher Education program website
Aurora University Online Doctor of Education, EdD Leadership, or EdD Instructional Leadership program website
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