Online Ed.D. with brief in-person residencies to supplement your doctorate

It's about taking your learning and career to the next level. It's about being a strategic thinker and a problem-solver. It's about being purpose-driven and maintaining a focus on your mind, body, and spirit to be a caring and effective leader.

Credits60
Cost Per Credit$867
Areas of Study

This online program focuses on leadership, research, and innovation & improvement science.

Cohort Format

Engage with your cohort for better collaboration, learning, and networking.

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Program Overview

Inspired by a Christian worldview, stewardship, and service, the mission of the cross-disciplinary LICI doctoral program is to prepare and equip individuals to be lifelong learners and exceptional leaders who will make a positive impact and add value to their vocations and communities.

Students gain knowledge through coursework in three core areas (Leadership, Research, Improvement Science and Innovation) and in elective courses of their choosing. Our dedicated, student-centered faculty are highly committed to facilitating student learning and growth.

 

 

 

Who should experience this program?

To be a leader and educator in your industry, you need to be well versed in evidence-based teaching and practice. Our interprofessional curriculum is lead by experts in education, business, and healthcare that will build your skillset to successfully implement new strategies and initiatives that employees and key stakeholders will follow.

Health professionals 
This provides a career pathway to teach health-related courses in higher-education institutions. It is also for individuals in the field of healthcare seeking to learn innovative ways to improve health, lower costs, and enhance the care of patients.

Nurses
Concordia has a "bridge" program for MSN Nurse Educator students to enroll in the Ed.D. program and graduate with 90 credits rather than 99 credits. This dual program allows students to earn both an MS Nurse Educator Concentration and Ed.D. (LICI) degree.

Business
Idea for individuals who want to bring new skills, dispositions, and improvement science to their practice and vocations. This is not the same as Concordia's DBA program.

Education
This is for individuals that have a goal of teaching in higher education or possibly holding administrative positions in technical colleges. This progam fits for current educational professionals looking to become school superintendents. Other education-related careers that will benefit from this advanced degree are admissions officers, development and advancement leaders, other administrative positions, curriculum instructors, and activities and athletic directors. LICI is different than a Ph.D. level program.

Higher Education and Student Affairs
You can combine a Master's in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education with the Ed.D. program for both a master's and doctorate in education.

What to Expect
  • 60-credit requirement
  • 3-year program
  • Cohort model – You start the program with a specific group and continue with your peers for improved learning and greater collaboration.
  • Online format – This includes courses, group work, cohort discussions, and meetings with faculty.
  • In-person residencies – You are required to attend a residency in your first year of the LICI program, and another residency takes place during your second year in the program.
Dissertation Details

You are assigned a Dissertation Chair at the beginning of the program that will serve as an advisor and mentor. Through regular online check-ins, you will receive feedback and other essential support to stay on track to finish your dissertation as scheduled. You will complete (12) research seminar credits where you will solely focus on your dissertation work.