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Interdisciplinary Leadership EdD (Doctor of Education)

Creighton University’s Interdisciplinary Leadership doctoral program is designed to help aspiring leaders affect lasting and meaningful change in their communities, workplaces and beyond. This degree program offers a values-based curriculum focused on developing ethical leaders who positively impact the world.

The adaptability of knowledge and leadership skills gained from this research-based program has enabled Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership graduates to follow successful careers in education administration, business, health care, criminal justice, government and more. Students choose Creighton’s Interdisciplinary Leadership program for its flexibility.

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A diverse and successful network of peers and faculty

Students in Creighton’s EdD in Interdisciplinary Studies program come from all over the world. While you learn, you’ll find this diverse academic unit creates a rich learning community that share perspectives and insight in a supportive environment. As a graduate, you’ll expand your network and will reap the benefits of a thriving alumni community.

Leah Georges, PhD, Associate Professor and Program Director, Graduate School

Leah Georges, PhD | Associate Professor and Program Director, Graduate School

“We're known for our scholarship, research and teaching—but also for meeting students where they are, wherever they are in their dissertation and their research and education journeys.”

Program Details

The Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership program is 60 credit hours. You’ll complete a selection of electives, research and dissertation courses plus Core Curriculum. These include:

  • Leadership Styles and Reflective Practice
  • Leadership and Applied Ethics
  • Seminar in Interdisciplinary Leadership
  • Program Orientation and Residency
  • Social Justice and Leadership
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • Administrative and Policy Leadership Issues
  • Systems Thinking and Leadership

View program curriculum via Creighton’s academic catalog.

Meet the program faculty.


Creighton’s EdD program’s interdisciplinary cohort approach allows you to build relationships that last long after the program ends. Experienced faculty bring real-world knowledge and backgrounds in business, health, education, law, the arts and sciences. The program is designed to give you a robust interdisciplinary education, expand your professional network with a thriving alumni community and boost career advancement.

Certificate Options

Creighton's Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Educator Teaching and Learning provides you with the skills to positively influence the future of and become a stand-out leader in health care education. Whether you are an instructor in experiential learning or a clinician who shares knowledge in the laboratory, this certificate will provide the necessary training to become an expert in health professions education.

Admission Requirements

  • Application
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all graduate-level coursework
  • Master’s degree or equivalent professional degree
  • Writing Sample (EdD Writing Exercise)
  • Personal Interview (per request of admissions committee)
  • Additional requirements for international students

Due to residency requirements, international students may face difficulties in this program, but are welcome to apply. Please work directly with your enrollment specialist to discuss your situation and how Creighton can support you.

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements

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Kelsey Haswell
“I've had people come to me and say, ‘I know you went to Creighton so I know you have the skills above and beyond what you really need to be able to excel.”
— Kelsey Haswell, Current Student
Charles Thomas, Jr.
"My parents always told me, if you're not the smartest, it doesn't really matter. What matters is the deliberate focus and the intentional practice on whatever the goal is.”
— Dr. Charles Thomas Jr., Alumni
Leah Georges
“Our program asks students to think about those really hard questions and how they can use their gifts and talents where they are and if not where they are. Where, next?”
— Leah Georges, Associate Professor And Program Director

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. View the tuition and fees for this program.

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.

Have questions? Email or call a friendly financial specialist at 402.280.2731.

Dates and Deadlines

The table below details the enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines, or application materials, please contact an enrollment specialist for personalized assistance.





July 1


November 15


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Fall 2022 EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership Scholarship

Incoming Fall 2022 Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership students are eligible for scholarships. Creighton University has $60,000 in scholarships available: one $30,000 scholarship and three $10,000 scholarships. Students will be considered based on their previously submitted application materials, but a scholarship consideration form must be received by July 1, 2022.

The scholarship awarding process is competitive and not all students will receive a scholarship. Employees of Creighton University are not eligible. Scholarship applicants will be notified of the committee’s decisions by July 15, 2022.

Scholarships are awarded on a per-credit-hour basis for up to 60 credit hours. After the scholarships are awarded, admitted students must:

  • Start in the EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership program in the Fall 1 2022 term
  • Maintain continuous enrollment in the EdD program throughout their studies
  • Maintain good standing with the program and the university