Develop high-level skills in health care administration and leadership with an affordable Ed.D.

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership and Learning – 
Health Care Administration and Leadership program will teach you realistic problem-solving strategies for managing and strengthening your health care environment.

Enjoy Flexibility – 20 courses with start dates every 2 weeks
Choose Where You Learn – Online courses
Affordable Monthly Payments – Opt to pay $395 per month
Focus On Your Passion – You’re in control of the dissertation process

Through practical, real-world applications, learners will gain adeptness with leading health care practitioners and nursing educators to create cultures that are highly innovative, ethical, and evidenced-based. We will look at leadership from different layers, from the personal to the group level, to the organizational level.

Explore topics such as:

  • Innovation and Technology in Health Care
  • Nursing Accreditation and Advocacy
  • Project Management
  • Building Successful Organizations that Endure
  • Financial Management in Health Care Environments
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care

Inside: EDD830 Leadership Theory

You will also work on a dissertation topic of your choice.

What is the dissertation process?

The dissertation is the final step of a doctoral program and culmination of a student’s doctoral studies. The dissertation is a written document that summarizes a completed research study that is grounded in theory and is methodologically sound. 

Is this program for you?

Individuals seeking greater knowledge and skills in accreditation policies and practices for health care settings, integration of health care technology strategies, and financial management of those environments would benefit most from this doctoral degree emphasis.

We understand trying to fit education into an already busy schedule. We created interactive, flexible, facilitated, online courses designed to fit around your lifestyle.

Benefits of a Doctor of Education

  • Continue professional development
  • Grow your educational philosophy
  • Pursue senior roles
  • Familiarize yourself with new technology tools

This Ed.D. will help you understand the dynamics impacting the creation of an enduring and effective strategic plan, and lead positive organizational change around current policy and critical issues. Get in touch to learn more.

View the Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning Handbook

For more information about the program, see the Academic Catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • Application – A completed application.
  • Resume – A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of Goals – A statement of your goals reflecting the academic, professional, and personal goals you would like to achieve through your work with Aspen University. Your goals statement will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee as part of the application process. The statement of goals should be between 300 – 500 words.
  • Master’s Degree Transcripts – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred master’s degree from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)