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Advantages of

A Fisher Ed.D.

Take your leadership to another level with Fisher's Doctor of Education in Executive Leadership.


This accelerated doctorate program draws on best practices from a range of disciplines to develop your executive-level leadership in just 28 months.

"My studies at Fisher led to my success as a school leader. I analyze and synthesize data to implement strategic plans. The Ed.D. program helped me develop these skills."
Jackielyn Manning Campbell, Ed.D.
Jackielyn Manning Campbell, Ed.D. '12
Superintendent of Schools, Newburgh Enlarged City School District
Ed.D. graduates celebrate their successes.
Graduates are catalysts for change.

Fisher's Ed.D. graduates are influencing decisions and leading systems change in a variety of sectors including nonprofits, higher education, business, P–12 education, health systems, and beyond. Read recent graduate research.

"The Ed.D. program at Fisher was essential in strengthening my leadership skills and helping to develop the confidence I needed to step into the CEO position."
Wayne, Ellen
Ellen Wayne, Ed.D. '13
CEO at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach
Ed.D. Faculty seated together in commencement regalia.
Learn from distinguished faculty.

Hear what others are saying about Fisher's highly credentialed professionals.


Through personalized support and dissertation research integrated throughout the courses, 87% of candidates successfully earn their doctoral degree.

Ed.D. students discuss research at a table with cohort members.
Become a critical researcher.

Doctoral candidates critically examine solutions to address real-world leadership challenges and opportunities. Read featured graduate research.


Cohorts for the Ed.D. program are composed of no more than 20 doctoral candidates—a supportive and interdisciplinary success network.

"As I lead now as a college president, I use many of the coaching techniques that I benefited from as a student in the executive leadership program at Fisher. I will always be proud to be a Cardinal."
Michael Baston
Michael Baston, Ed.D. '12
President of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)