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About our Ed.D. program

At every level of the education system, today’s students need administrators and master educators who can create positive change and drive innovation. Brenau University’s three-year, online Ed.D. program equips you for thoughtful, forward-looking leadership.

  • Core courses – Build on your experience with advanced content in curriculum development, cultural competence, legal and ethical issues and more.
  • Three concentrations – Choose from specialized courses in elementary education, middle grades education or leadership in higher education.
  • Research & dissertation – Build quantitative and qualitative research skills that can apply to education or many other fields. Produce scholarly content in your concentration area.
  • Flexible format – Complete your degree in less than three years with convenient online study and two weekend residencies during the program.

Featuring small cohorts of 12-15 students led by experienced professionals, Brenau’s Ed.D. allows you to expand your horizons, enrich your practice and make meaningful professional relationships.

Explore the Ed.D. core and concentrations

Doctoral core curriculum

Combining common courses that form the foundation of your leadership toolkit with research and dissertation advising, the doctoral core provides the basis for your future as a education leader.


Elementary Education

Learn more about the goals and courses for this concentration, which focuses on the needs of the youngest learners and their educational environment.


Middle Grades Education

This concentration prepares you to lead in schools and programs where students make the transition from childhood to adolescence.


Leadership in Higher Education

Build administrative and leadership skills for the complex pedagogical, student services and organizational needs of 21st-century colleges and universities.


ABD Status Option

This option is a highly specialized program that allows students to build on their previous Ed.D. coursework to complete their doctoral studies with their choice of three concentrations.

Advance as an educator and prepare for leadership: earn your Ed.D. with Brenau University! Get in touch today to explore your options and start your journey.