Education & Leadership

Degree Awarded:
Doctor of Education in Interprofessional Leadership

Length of Program:
Full-time: 8 semesters, Part-time: 14 semesters

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: July 1, Spring Semester: Oct. 15
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Degree Overview

The Clarkson College Doctor of Education (EdD) in Interprofessional Leadership fosters the study of leadership through an interprofessional lens. Interprofessional leaders are in demand as our world becomes more complex and interconnected on a global scale. Through coursework focused on boundary-spanning leadership, cross-functional alliances and strategies, and leading through change and disruption, students are empowered to bridge divides and transform organizations. The Interprofessional Leadership track aligns with Clarkson College Interprofessional Education (IPE) initiatives built upon national standards and core competencies of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). Graduates are prepared to lead in interprofessional settings including but not limited to healthcare, education, business, non-profits, and community organizations.

The 52-credit hour program is fully online with dissertation work embedded in the curriculum. Courses are offered in 7.5, 12, and 15-week sessions to support flexible and consistent student progression. In addition to coursework, students are required to pass a comprehensive exam, conduct an applied research study of their choice, and write and defend a dissertation.

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Nurse Faculty Loan Program

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) provides financial assistance to nurses enrolled in the Clarkson College Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nursing Education program option. The NFLP aims to assist registered nurses as they complete their education to become qualified nursing faculty. Recipients are required to teach for at least four consecutive years following graduation to be eligible for loan forgiveness through NFLP.

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How we prepare
the best

  • Broad-based, interdisciplinary education prepares students for a variety of fields
  • Access to an engaged online community of students and faculty from across the state, region and country
  • Small classes sizes and faculty dedicated to student success
  • Part- and full-time study options available
  • Courses available 100% online

Required Courses for Doctor of Education in Interprofessional Leadership

Courses Semester Hours
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
SSG 101 - Student Success Guide 0
EDD 798 - Foundations of Scholarly Writing 1
Total Semester Hours 1
Content Courses (33 semester hours)
Courses Semester Hours
EDD 915 - Outcomes of Healthcare in a Global Society 3
EDD 918 - Organizational Systems and Behavior 3
EDD 924 - Trends and Issues in Interprofessional Leadership 3
EDD 925 - Boundary Spanning Leadership 3
EDD 926 - Leading Through Change and Disruption 3
◊ EDD 932 - Leadership 3
EDD 934 - Learning Theories and Adult Education Methods 3
EDD 937 - Curriculum and Program Development and Assessment 3
EDD 938 - Leadership and Diversity 3
EDD 939 - Strategic Leadership 3
EDD 968 - Managing Organizational Conflict 3
Total Semester Hours 33
Research Courses (18 semester hours)
Courses Semester Hours
EDD 908 - Quantitative Research Methods 3
EDD 909 - Qualitative Research Methods 3
EDD 910 - Applied Research 3
EDD 941 - Dissertation I 2
EDD 942 - Dissertation II 2
EDD 974 - Dissertation Proposal 1
EDD 943 - Dissertation III 2
EDD 944 - Dissertation IV 2
Total Semester Hours 18

Tuition and Fees

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Doctoral Program Courses

Cost per Credit Hour

Cost per Semester
$5,964 - Full-time (6 hrs)
$2,982 - Part-time (3 hrs)

Doctoral Program Courses$969 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Enrollment Fee for first time students $150/ each
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $140/ student
IDI Cultural Assessment Fee $40/ student

Career Overview

Median Salary

  • $124,890 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  • $104,280 Medical and Health Service Managers

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

Job Outlook

  • 17% increase for health care educators
  • 8% increase for postsecondary education administrators
  • 12% increase for postsecondary teachers
  • 32% increase for Medical & Health Service Managers

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

Career Options

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