Earn Your Ed.D. Online from Vanderbilt

Become a Leader for Positive Change

Peabody College Is Ranked a Top-5 Education School by U.S. News & World Report¹

Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development offers a doctor of education (Ed.D.) in leadership and learning in organizations that is designed for experienced leaders across industries. Students can graduate from this online program in three to four years with the knowledge and skills needed to influence growth in organizations and communities.

In the program, students will:

  • learn from a curriculum built by Peabody faculty,
  • build close relationships with diverse professionals from across the country,
  • gain exposure to innovative research in human development and leadership.

An Ed.D. Designed for Real-World Practice

The program’s curriculum enables students to directly apply human development theory and advanced management practices to their organizations by focusing on the following key areas:

  • Leadership and decision making
  • Organizational development
  • Learning and design
  • Data and analytics

Students will also complete an intensive capstone project in which they will identify challenges, create a comprehensive plan, and develop solutions for a focal organization.

An Immersive Program Experience

Discussion-Based, Live Online Classes

Three On-Campus Convenings in Nashville, Tennessee

Dedicated Student Support Services

Learn more about the online Ed.D. from top-ranked¹ Vanderbilt Peabody College by requesting more information today.

¹ U.S. News & World Report, Best Education Schools in 2021. Vanderbilt University is also ranked No. 15 for National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. Accessed April 2020.