Interdisciplinary Leadership (Doctorate)


To earn the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Interdisciplinary Leadership degree at Creighton University, you must complete 60 credits:

Core Courses

  • Leadership Styles and Reflective Practice
  • Leadership and Applied Ethics
  • Seminar in Interdisciplinary Leadership
  • Leadership Seminar I: Program Orientation and Formulation of Learning
  • Strategic Planning and Management
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • Administrative and Policy Leadership Issues
  • Change Theory and Practice


Electives (choose five)

  • Interdisciplinary Practicum
  • Jesuit and Ignatian Traditions
  • Quality and Accountability Issues
  • Human Resources Leadership and Management
  • Leadership in a Global Society
  • Women and Leadership
  • Applied Development Analysis
  • Leadership in School Improvement
  •  Policies, Politics and School Board
  • Practicum in School System Leadership
  • Technology and Leadership
  • Planning Programs for Adult Learners
  • Writing for Scholarly Publication
  • Catholic Social Teaching and Learning
  • Sustainability Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Leadership, Public Relation and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Financial and Legal Leadership Issues
  • Introduction to Servant Leadership
  • Toxic Leadership
  • Military Leadership
  • Followership
  • Quantitative Research Design and Methods
  • Qualitative Research Design and Methods


Research courses

  • Leadership Seminar II: Analysis and Application of Scholarly Literature
  • Research Design and Professional Inquiry
  • Research Design and Data Analysis
  • Proposal Construction


Dissertation Courses

  • Leadership Seminar III: Portfolio Review and Dissertation Defense
  • Dissertation Research
  • Dissertation Defense


Learning outcomes and mission goals of the program along with detailed descriptions of all courses can be found in Creighton’s course catalog.


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Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Master’s or equivalent professional degree
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended for graduate or professional study
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement. See application for specific requirements
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting
  • Response to EdD Writing Exercise


A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International Applicants

Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition and Fees
Financial Aid
Scholarships offered by the University
Scholarships offered by third parties

For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu

Important Dates & Deadlines

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JanuaryNovember 15


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