The Doctorate of Education (EdD) Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership consists of a minimum of 63 semester hours and a required master’s or equivalent professional degree. Students will tailor the Practicum experience and Dissertation to focus on their particular professional/workplace interests.

Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership Degree Requirements

Core Courses (21 credits)
ILD 801Leadership Styles and Reflective Practice3
ILD 802Leadership and Applied Ethics3
ILD 807Financial and Legal Leadership Issues3
ILD 803Strategic Planning and Management3
ILD 804Organizational Theory and Behavior3
ILD 805Administrative and Policy Leadership Issues3
ILD 806Change Theory and Practice3
Seminars (6 credits)
ILD 808Leadership Seminar I: Program Orientation and Formulation of Learning2
ILD 810Leadership Seminar III: Portfolio Review and Dissertation Defense2
ILD 890Leadership Seminar II: Analysis and Application of Scholarly Literature2
Electives (15 credits)
Select 15 elective credits from the following:15
Interdisciplinary Practicum
Jesuit and Ignatian Traditions
Quality and Accountability Issues
Human Resources Leadership and Management
Leadership in a Global Society
Women and Leadership
Applied Development Analysis
Leadership in School Improvement
Policies, Politics and School Board
Practicum in School System Leadership
Technology and Leadership
Planning Programs for Adult Learners
Writing for Scholarly Publication
Catholic Social Teaching and Learning
Sustainability Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Leadership, Public Relation and Stakeholder Engagement
Introduction to Servant Leadership
Toxic Leadership
Military Leadership
Research Elective3
Quantitative Research Design and Methods
Qualitative Research Design and Methods
Research Courses
ILD 812Research Design and Professional Inquiry3
ILD 813Research Design and Data Analysis3
ILD 814Proposal Construction3
Dissertation courses (9 credits)
ILD 899EDissertation1
ILD 899Dissertation Research8
Total Credits63