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Doctor of Education in Interprofessional Leadership
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Program Overview

The Doctor of Education degree in Interprofessional Leadership allows for the study of leadership from an interprofessional perspective that is framed around questions of equity, ethics, and social justice to bring about solutions to complex problems of practice. The program prepares leaders who can construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Field-based opportunities are provided to analyze problems of practice and use multiple frames to develop meaningful solutions.

The Ed.D. degree in Interprofessional Leadership is cohort-based, starting in the summer term, with students taking a maximum of five years to complete the degree. Students select a cognate area for specialized study. Examples of cognates include special education, educational technology, curriculum and instruction, athletic training education and cultural foundations in education.

Admissions Requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission · Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Résumé
  • Goal statement (2-4 pages, explaining how applicant’s career intentions relate to and will be supported by the program, what they bring to the program, and how they intend to use the degree to affect their practice)
  • Three letters of recommendation from organizational supervisors evidencing the applicant’s leadership capacity and experience in the organization and/or from former professors attesting to the applicant’s capacity for doctoral work
  • Interview with designated program faculty (face-to-face or by video conference)
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score

Applicants will be reviewed holistically based their professional experience and the requirements listed above. For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

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Courses in the program’s core emphasize the interprofessional focus while also providing students with understandings that are regarded as essential for leaders, particularly in the areas of ethical practice, social justice, systems thinking and organizational change. Students will have the opportunity to select or develop their own cognate area for specialized study. 


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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$536 $1,608 Approximate Cost: $32,200 $546 $1,638 Approximate Cost: $32,800

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.

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