Vanderbilt Ed.D. | Online

Advance as a leader for positive change with the online doctor of education (Ed.D.) in leadership and learning in organizations from Vanderbilt Peabody College.
  • Top-5-Ranked — Peabody College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best education schools in the nation.1
  • Built for Experienced Leaders across Industries — Enhance your leadership skills and gain expertise in promoting positive change in organizations and communities.
  • Master’s Degree Required — Build on your knowledge and achieve a doctoral-level understanding of human development and leadership.

Recognized by Leaders Nationwide


U.S. News ranks Vanderbilt among the top 20 universities in the nation.2


of students have eight or more years of professional experience.3


states are represented by students in the online Ed.D.4

An Ed.D. Designed for Real-World Practice

Students can graduate from the online Ed.D. in three to four years with the knowledge and skills needed to influence growth in organizations and communities. Students in the program will learn from a curriculum built by Peabody faculty, develop close relationships with diverse professionals from across the country, and gain exposure to innovative research in human development and leadership.

  • Discussion-based, live online classes
  • Three on-campus convenings
  • Dedicated student support services

The Ed.D. curriculum enables students to directly apply human development theory and advanced management practices to their organizations by focusing on key subject areas: leadership and decision making, organizational development, learning and design, and data and analytics. Students also complete an intensive capstone project in which they identify challenges, create a comprehensive plan, and develop solutions for a focal organization.

Take the next step toward advancing your leadership skills today.

1U.S. News & World Report, Best Education Schools in 2022. (accessed September 2021)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2U.S. News & World Report, Best National University Rankings. (accessed September 2021)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

3The information above reflects all Ed.D. online students as of April 2021.arrow_upward

4The information above reflects all Ed.D. online students as of April 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference