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Franklin Announces Ed.D. - Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations

Columbus, OH (September 21, 2018)

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Ed.D.-Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program to its doctoral offerings. With a broad focus on organizational leadership, the degree is applicable to a broad range of disciplines – for-profit, nonprofit or military.

Offering concentrations in Organizational Leadership, PK-12 Leadership or Higher Education Leadership, Franklin’s Ed.D. positions students to build upon their practical experience through the use of enhanced research and leadership skills that will help drive transformational change within an organization.

The program’s interdisciplinary collaboration approach joins Ed.D. students with students in business administration, healthcare administration, and instructional design leadership to participate in core research and elective courses. Students benefit from exposure to a broad group of professionals with perspectives rooted in disciplines other than their own, building their ability to lead and serve diverse organizations and communities.

Designed to be completed in three years – two years of coursework and one year for a dissertation or dissertation in practice, Franklin’s professional doctoral programs emphasize theory to practice scholarship, enabling both subject mastery and field application. The dissertation process is intentionally designed to help students complete their dissertation step-by-step, beginning with enrollment in the program. In addition, faculty mentoring and guidance, and peer-to-peer support are built in to Franklin’s doctoral programs so students never feel left to “figure it out” on their own.

As an impactful leader distinctively equipped with the skills to provide effective leadership within complex organizations, graduates of the Ed.D.-Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership will be distinctly positioned for careers as a Superintendent, Professor, Adjunct Faculty, College Dean, Consultant, Corporate Director/CEO, Community Health Director, or Policy Analyst, to name a few.

For more information, visit the Franklin University Ed.D.-Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program page at:

For working professionals prepared to lead, innovate and transform, Franklin University’s doctoral programs help graduates bring a higher level of technical, technological, research, communication and leadership skills to the workplace or classroom. Doctoral programs are available in Business Administration (DBA-Management), Education (Ed.D.-Organizational Leadership), Healthcare Administration (DHA) or Professional Studies (DPS-Instructional Design Leadership).

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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