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Earn Your Doctor of Education Online

Can be completed in approximately three years

Designed for current K–12 educational leaders

Standardized test score required

The online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy program from Fordham University prepares current educational leaders to create long-term K–12 education solutions, making a positive impact on schools, districts, and communities.


Affiliated with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, the Ed.D. program teaches methods of improvement science while incorporating Fordham’s Jesuit values. The curriculum is designed to teach candidates how to develop solutions needed to create equal education opportunities for all children. It is focused on four core areas:

  • Educational Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Leading Teaching and Learning
  • Engaging and Transforming Schools, Districts, and Communities
  • Policy and Advocacy

Online Learning

Candidates in Fordham’s online Ed.D. program receive a comprehensive learning experience that seamlessly delivers the campus and classroom online. The Ed.D. program combines online learning with hands-on experiences to encourage networking and collaboration between classmates and Fordham faculty. The online experience features:

Face-to-Face Online Classes
Students meet in weekly live classes with peers and distinguished Fordham faculty.

Multimedia Coursework
Coursework—video lectures, case studies, and assignments—is self-paced and can be accessed 24/7 anywhere with an internet connection.

In-Person Immersions
Classmates and faculty meet in person at two immersions on the Fordham Westchester campus.

Fordham’s Graduate School of Education

The Fordham Graduate School of Education (GSE) promotes the academic success as well as the socio-emotional well-being of children of diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Graduates of the GSE develop the expertise and experience necessary to drive positive change in today’s schools.