Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership


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A Christ-centered education that comes to you.

At ACU, our nationally recognized online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

Locked-In Tuition Program

Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire doctoral degree.


Pursue your Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.) online.

Strengthen your leadership skills and prepare to positively influence the culture within your organization. Our program is organized around five core competencies: personal development, positive leadership development, collaboration and communication, organizational assessment, and organizational culture. 


ACU’s online Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership is designed to equip leaders to make a difference in their workplaces, schools and communities – all while continuing to work. Upon completing the Ed.D. program, you will know not only how to lead, but to lead with purpose based upon the foundation of Christian vocation.


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Leading Organizational Change

Introduction to Doctoral Study

Self Assessment in Leadership

Applied Research Problems and Literature

One of the Best Online Ed.D Programs

Abilene Christian University has been named one of the nation’s Best Online Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) Programs for 2022 by Fortune magazine.

Become a Purposeful,
Transformative Leader.

Ericka Hamilton shares her experience in ACU Online's Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program. The flexible online format allows her to balance work, home, and graduate school.

+ About ACU

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+ Admission Requirements

Abilene Christian University is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century.

Founded in 1906, we’re a private, non-profit university committed to innovative, energized learning. In 2015 we launched our Dallas campus, home to our online graduate and undergraduate programs that serve the educational needs of working adults.

Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Positively influence organizations through the expression of their vocations.
  • Create, interpret, and administer practices that contribute to learning and human flourishing in organizational contexts.
  • Build shared understanding and quality professional and personal relationships through available communication channels.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of data, information, and empirical evidence and will apply organizational assessment strategies to their organizational contexts.
  • Demonstrate healthy leadership practices to influence organizational culture.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor's and master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted.
  • Provide an academic writing sample.
  • Submit a current resume.

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