200,000+
Alumni from our Global Campuses

Advance Your Career with a Program Designed for Working Professionals Worldwide

Earn your Doctor of Education (EdD) at Webster University and prepare to make a difference through scholarship and service. Our program is online and global, allowing you to access the best in scholarship without leaving home — an ideal opportunity for full-time professionals, international students and others looking to advance into educational leadership roles.   

Our faculty members bring transdisciplinary expertise in global education, social justice and research to equip students with the knowledge and skills to conduct research in line with their professional and academic pursuits. Mentorship opportunities with professors offer unique ways to get involved and work together to tackle real-world challenges.

The EdD program at Webster University is grounded in practice, theory and research, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Social consciousness, criticality and advocacy are also central to our approach. 

 

doctor of education students sitting in classroom

 

Tailor Your Learning Experience at Webster University

Gain the specific knowledge and skills to complement your passions and professional goals. We offer four emphases options for the doctorate degree in education:

  • Educational Leadership*
  • Special Education*
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)*
  • Transformative Learning in the Global Community - 100% Online (asynchronous) 

*Modality for the first three emphases depends on classes chosen.

Choose Webster for a Doctor of Education Degree

Get One-On-One Apprenticeship Experience with a Faculty Mentor

Work together with faculty to co-author an article or conference proposal, design a new course or engage in service learning in the local community. Peer support and writing consultant groups offer additional opportunities for mentorship and networking.

Earn Your Degree Online

Webster sets the standard for global education. Our flagship emphasis, Transformative Learning in the Global Community, is offered Online (asynchronous) - plus residency requirement.

Get Involved and Build Your Experience

We help create opportunities for our EdD students to join professional associations, present at national and international conventions and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Our research methods courses also offer hands-on experience in using data management and analytical software.

Save on Tuition Costs

We offer scholarships, tuition payment plans and other financial assistance. Many school districts offer tuition reimbursement for the program and salary boosts for full-time teachers who earn a doctoral degree. EdS holders will also be waived 15 credit hours (equivalent to one year of coursework) in the EdD program. 

 

Chavon Curry Hopgood
Student Perspective

“This program has caused me to dive deeper into areas of research that I believe are most impactful. I have a stronger understanding of the ways that I can investigate trauma as it relates to school leadership.”

Chavon Curry Hopgood
Chavon Curry

Doctor of Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership; Assistant Principal, St. Louis Public Schools

 

What Can You Do with a Doctorate Degree in Education?

The EdD program will create opportunities for you to advance in your academic and professional career. Many of our students aspire to become educator scholars or educator leaders in their local communities. Others seek administrative and various leadership roles in education, nonprofit and government sectors. Popular career paths for our graduates include:

  • University Professor
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Diversity Officer or Director for Educational Institutions
  • Researcher or Administrator for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Administrator for Government Agencies 
Trezette Dixon
Student Perspective

“It is truly empowering to embrace my transformation over the course of this doctoral program and arrive at the time in which I can proudly call myself an educational researcher.”

Trezette Dixon
Trezette Dixon

EdD with an emphasis in Transformative Learning in the Global Community

Get Started on Your Doctor of Education (EdD) Program

Take the next step toward earning your degree. We are here to help you get started.

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Learn more about our academic programs and our main campus and locations.

Engage

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Apply

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Contact the Admissions Office to Find Out More

If you have more questions about the program, your application or other enrollment-related inquiries, contact our Admissions Office.

Call 314-246-7800 or 800-753-6765 or send an email to admit@webster.edu.