Houston Thompson, Ed.D., Director
The Ed.D. in Ethical Leadership is designed for the working practitioner. The 60 credit hour curriculum is stimulating, rigorous, and challenging. Participants will complete the program as a cohort (a group moving together through the program). The three-year program is a standardized course of study and includes an applied research dissertation. Learners are required to attend class sessions one Saturday a month, August through May. In addition, an eight-day on-campus residency is required during each July of the three years. The instructional delivery system includes lectures, group work, multi-media sessions, presentations, and guest speakers.
The dissertation is a comprehensive applied research study. Participants work on the dissertation concurrently with all coursework. The learner conducts original research and generates a dissertation for the purpose of addressing a specific issue and thus making a difference in his or her particular profession. Doctoral students are required to follow the dissertation track and cannot be granted extensions and/or delays by the dissertation team.