Grow your global network and transform your community

Create authentic and immediate change in your organization or community with an EdD.

Doctor of Education

The online Doctor of Education program at Northeastern University is designed to support your role as an adult learner, working professional, and scholar-practitioner. Our EdD is rooted in the Graduate School of Education's mission to cultivate scholar-practitioners who, through lifelong experiential learning, contribute to the transformation of communities toward just and equitable societies. 

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Customize your coursework with five concentrations: Higher Education Administration, Transformative School Leadership, Workplace Learning, Innovative Teaching and Learning, and Integrative Studies.
  • Grow your global professional network through in-person residencies in Boston, MA, Charlotte, NC, or Seattle, WA, where you can meet and network with students, faculty, and other distinguished leaders.
  • Work on a Dissertation in Practice, at the onset of the program, and work with a faculty advisor using advanced research principles to examine a compelling educational challenge.

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"One thing that has been fun about this program, in terms of research, is that we get going from day one. Compared to other programs, where you might take two years' worth of classes before you get going on your dissertation, we start working on digging up the literature surrounding our topic or problem of practice in the first couple of weeks ... For most of us, we've chosen something to be addressed in our workplace. I really like that immediate applicability." - Katie Bell, current EdD student
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About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experiential lifelong learning. Our approach of integrating real-world experience with education, research, and innovation empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create worldwide impact.   

Our global university system provides our community and academic, government, and industry partners with unique opportunities to think locally and act globally. The system—which includes 13 campuses across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, 300,000-plus alumni, and 3,000 partners worldwide—serves as a platform for scaling ideas, talent, and solutions.

Northeastern’s personalized, experiential undergraduate and graduate programs lead to degrees through the doctorate in 10 colleges and schools across our campuses. Learning emphasizes the intersection of data, technology, and human literacies, uniquely preparing graduates for careers of the future and lives of fulfillment and accomplishment.

Our research enterprise, with an R1 Carnegie classification, is solutions-oriented and spans the world. Our faculty scholars and students work in teams that cross not just disciplines, but also sectors—aligned around solving today’s highly interconnected global challenges and focused on transformative impact for humankind.