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Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, Culture and Change

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, Culture and Change

Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to advance your career in leadership and transform your organization for optimal growth and success. The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, Culture, and Change (Ed.D.) Degree from Thomas Edison State University (TESU) is an online doctoral degree program providing the practical skills today’s leaders need to navigate complex organizational challenges, manage change and lead high-performing teams.

Dive into areas of concentration such as human resources management, organizational consulting, healthcare management, industrial and organizational psychology and research methods. Working professionals come to our program from a variety of fields including executives, administrators, training and development managers, educators, and consultants in industry, military, higher education and entrepreneurial enterprises, to expand their careers and become creative, innovative leaders.

Discover how an Ed.D. in Organization Leadership, Culture and Change can enable you to Lead, Achieve, and Transform your career and organization.

Program Highlights:

  • Personalized Instructional Delivery: Cohort-based, adult-centric and seminar-oriented within a fully distance learning environment working with course mentors.
  • Concierge Student Engagement and Service Model: Provides responsive and comprehensive academic and operational support throughout the doctoral program.
  • Unique Curriculum Design: Scholar-practitioner, interdisciplinary curriculum comprised of five Content Domains:
    • Inquiry Systems and Models: Critical Thought and Action in Global Leadership, Culture and Change
    • Integrated Orientations: Leadership, Culture and Change
    • Area of Study
    • Research Methods/Teaching and Consultative Professional Practice
    • Scholar-Practitioner Field Project
  • Scholar-Practitioner Field Project: The degree culminates in a mentor-guided academic and professionally focused field research project applying course learning to your industry or field of interest. This project can result in a publication or conference presentation.
  • One Area of Study Course: Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Management, Law, Ethics and Global Society, or Quantitative Research Methods.
  • New Cohort Orientation, Research Symposium and Social Networking Event, On-site and Virtual: Incoming cohort members participate in a comprehensive orientation introducing students to key dimensions of the university and school of business and management, including, but not limited to; degree program, mentoring, performance expectations, and offer best practices associated with time-management, critical thinking, academic writing, and research. The event includes Ed.D. and DBA degree current students, alumni, mentors, and staff.
  • Low-cost Educational Resources: A portfolio of academic and applied course resources organized using a high-quality, cost-effective blend of e-books, articles and Open Educational Resources.
  • Early Access to First Course – EDD-8000: Preliminary view and early navigation of Moodle (Learning Management System). Ed.D. students can review syllabi, modules, grading rubrics, discussion forums, mentor/faculty office hours and course resources.
  • NJ State Library Cards for Ed.D. Cohort: Complimentary cohort processing and dispersal of library barcodes/cards for exclusive collections and access to electronic resources.
  • Customized Moodle Navigation and NJ State Library Webinar: Student are provided with Moodle Learning Management System essentials including navigation, calendar, student dashboard, research EBSCO and ProQuest host resources. New Jersey State Library representatives will review links, catalog searches, tools and research references within the NJSL website.
  • Access to Doctoral Scholar-Practitioner Community of Practice Platform: Exclusive to School of Business and Management students, the Doctoral Community of Practice Platform repository provides access to innumerable resources and tools to deliver quality business and management education that is industry-relevant and career-enabling.
  • Dean’s Seminar Series: The Dean and staff deliver focused seminars throughout the academic year. Several seminar series include Dean’s Research Seminar, Academic Writing Seminar, Scholar-Practitioner Field Project, Adjunct Teaching Seminar, Publishing and Presenting Seminar, Accepted Student Seminar Series, and New Student Cohort Seminar.

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About the Ed.D. Program



Estimated Cost of Degree:


Based on:

  • $50 application fee
  • $850 per credit
  • $298 graduation audit fee

Excludes books or other fees
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Entirely Online

All courses are asynchronous with occasional synchronous class meetings.

Transfer Credits:

Up to 6 doctoral level credits

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