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Graduates of the doctoral program are leaders whose studies, professional experience, and research prepare them to live, work and make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Students will come from a variety of occupational fields including (but not limited to) education, healthcare, business, theology, non-profit administration and consulting.

Flexible Program for the Working Professional

We know you are a hardworking professional with work and family commitments. We also know that life can throw you curve balls. That's why our program is flexible with classes offered in the evenings and weekends.

  • Professional concentrations that meet you where you are
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from a tight-knit learning community of scholarly leaders from diverse fields
  • Emphasis on social justice component to open doors for expanding multicultural competencies
  • Caring and challenging faculty strong alumni network

Who Should Apply?

EdD candidates at Seattle University's College of Education are:

  • Experienced leaders who want to improve their effectiveness so they can address the changing needs of their organization
  • Looking for a practiced-based degree they can immediately apply to their work environment
  • Mid-level managers who come from wide range of occupations and are ready to prepare for advanced leadership positions

Each year we select a quality group of 25 leaders from diverse fields for our new cohort. This intensive professional learning community supports each member throughout the program of study.