skip main navigation

Interdisciplinary Ed.D. Program in Leadership

The Interdisciplinary Doctorate of Education Program in Leadership is a major new development at Creighton University. The program is a flexible, online, interdisciplinary program which is a terminal degree program designed to provide graduates with understanding of the leadership practice, theory, research and policy necessary to develop organizations and people for a changing world.  In the tradition of a Catholic, Jesuit institution, students dialogue in an interdisciplinary environment designed to increase their understanding of how to work with, develop, and motivate others. 

The concept of leaders as stewards of an organization is emphasized during each course and promoted through interactive online learning experiences.  Self reflection is encouraged and incorporated into each course and eventually integrated into a personal statement of one’s leadership vision. The program culminates in a final dissertation. Because the Ed D. is considered to be a “practice degree,” students in the program are encouraged to consider their workplaces as laboratories for the educational experiences they encounter in the program. 

Creighton University strives to extend the student's range of knowledge through coursework and independent study, and to help students develop critical judgment, independent thinking, scholarly initiative, and the habit of disciplined inquiry. To this end, Creighton University offers a variety of graduate programs across an array of disciplines.  Whether your interests lie in business, nursing, education, the sciences or humanities, we encourage you to explore the options available at Creighton. 

With over 25 different programs to choose from, we hope you find a program that fits your goals and interests. Many programs also offer areas of specialization or concentration.  In addition, some of these programs may be combined in a way that allows the student to complete dual degrees for fewer credit hours than would be required if obtaining two separate degrees.


To view a few informative videos regarding the Interdisciplinary Ed.D. Program in Leadership and to view student testimonials, please click on links below.

Student Testimonials

My Creighton Minute:  60 Second Dissertations  

Creighton Welcomes our 2012 Ed.D. Leadership Program Students!

Creighton in the Community:  The Interdisciplinary Ed.D. in Leadership Program

Student Testimonials

2011 New Student Welcome

Notice to Distance Students:  If you wish to make a complaint about a distance program or course with your home state, please visit

Connect with us on Facebook            Join us on LinkedIn