The Doctor of Education Program is offered by Lipscomb’s College of Education which is consistently ranked as one of the most effective educator preparation programs in the state of Tennessee and the nation.
Enter a journey that will help you become an effective educational leader and open doors of opportunity that allow you to be the change in education that is needed. Whether your focus is K-12 or higher education – prepare yourself to lead in either public or private academic environments.
The Doctor of Education in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change is focused on educational leadership, theory, practice, collaboration, research, global perspectives on learning, innovation, organizational change and ethics as part of Christian faith.
We offer an optional Higher Education Cognate if you are interested in focusing on the college and university sector.
We know that you want to start making a difference now. That’s why our program culminates with practical, collaborative doctoral research that addresses real needs in authentic settings for the purpose of informing educational practice.
We offer the same rigorous program in two delivery formats: on-campus and online. Study in a program that includes a focus on the intersection of faith and professional practice—from wherever you are.
Watch the information session video for the Doctor of Education program.
- Completed online application
- $50 application fee
- Official transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- Current Supervisor is required
- Two written personal statements on the following topics:
- Faith and spiritual development
- Purpose Statement
- Current resume
- Writing assessment
Fall 2023 Admissions Timeline
- Application Deadline- March 31, 2023
- Interviews Conducted- April 3-28, 2023
- Acceptances Announced- May 1-5, 2023
- Program Begins- August 2023
Tuition & Aid
- $953* per credit hour
- $763* with in-service scholarship. Lipscomb offers a 20% ‘in-service scholarship’ to all full-time educators (K-12 or higher education).
*Note: The graduate tuition rates may increase annually, effective each summer semester.
As you give back to the community, Lipscomb University wants to give back to you. The College of Education offers significant scholarships to current educators and administrators. Check out the following information to see if you qualify for scholarships.
All completed applications should be mailed to:
College of Education
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204