Education Doctorate in Executive Leadership (Ed.D.)
Develop critical leadership skills in P-12 and higher education, health care, business, non-profit and other industries through Fisher’s Doctor of Education in Executive Leadership program.
This unique, challenging, and rigorous educational experience prepares you for your role as a leader committed to improving environments, opportunities, and outcomes for the organization you lead. As a student in this program, you will develop the critical leadership skills and knowledge that are required in today's increasingly complex, diverse, and information-driven organizations.
Program highlights include:
- A curriculum structured around working professionals
- Classes meet Friday evenings and Saturday (every other weekend)
- Tuition includes laptop computer and books
- Twenty-eight months to completion, which includes writing and defending your dissertation
Join Us for a Virtual Information Session
Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the Ed.D. program. Learn about prerequisites, program requirements, and get your questions answered.
Sessions are scheduled throughout the spring to learn about the Ed.D. program at Fisher and at our extension sites.
The program's accelerated, cohort model draws on the best practices from a range of disciplines. Your focus will be on relevant and current topics and issues in executive leadership.
The program's curriculum includes 20 courses totaling 60 credits. Courses focus on core leadership competencies and dispositions, with regard to topics such as finances, resource development, public relations techniques, shared governance, diversity, and more.
Applied research and field experiences also factor into the program's curriculum. Finally, you will take advantage of a three-part guided seminar, where faculty and chairs will help you see your doctoral dissertation to its successful completion.
See Yourself at Fisher
The Ed.D. at St. John Fisher College is a dynamic and immersive program that will enhance your leadership skills and professional career. Hear what students and alumni have to say about the transformative nature of the Ed.D. program in the video below.
Ed.D. Extension Sites
Fisher's Ed.D. in Executive Leadership program is also offered outside of the Rochester area, affording executives and managers in other parts of New York state the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Education in Executive Leadership degree.
Please keep in mind that Ed.D. candidates at extension sites are required to take one course on the St. John Fisher College campus. This course is typically completed in one block session (i.e. Monday – Thursday). Transportation and accommodations are provided.
For more information regarding application and admission to the Ed.D. program at an extension site, please contact Fisher's Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.