Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Education - Professional

Doctor of Education (EdD)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Belinda Hammoud (hammoud@uwo.ca)
Graduate Affairs Assistant

Faculty of Education

Western University
Althouse Building Rm 1031
London, Ontario N6G 1G7

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 80554
f. 519-661-3029

Our Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership is a doctoral degree that teaches seasoned educators and professionals specific, research-informed leadership practices, and prepares them to appropriately apply their learning to their own workplace and leadership roles.

The primary goal of the EdD program is to prepare graduates to act as scholarly and influential leaders who will have an effective impact on, and promote sustainable change in, their workplaces. All course work is completed online, though students are expected to defend their final project onsite during the last term of the program’s final year.

Although this program emphasizes informed leadership in education, it is designed for formal and informal leaders in practice and does not focus on preparing graduates for traditional academic positions.

Times to Completion

  • 9 Terms (3 years)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based

Funding Details

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree in Educational Leadership or allied degree.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants are encouraged to submit early. Please visit Education - How to Apply for more information.

Fields of Research

  • Educational Leadership