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Baylor University Doctor of Education (EdD) in Learning and Organizational Change

Designed for experienced educators and professionals in learning and development roles, the online EdD program prepares learners to manage the dynamics of organizational change.

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About the program

  • Comprehensive leadership training: Emerge as a leader, ready to address cross-functional challenges, and influence systemic growth opportunities.
  • Practitioner-oriented approach: Examine educational practices across all industries by taking both a micro and macro view of learning.
  • Values-driven community: Earn your EdD from a program that has been recognized for innovation, diversity, promotion of social justice and equity, and a highly responsive student support system.

About Baylor University’s School of Education 

Baylor University’s School of Education is united by one core belief: Education can improve communities, organizations, and society at large. For over 100 years, the School of Education has been committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring. This legacy continues through the online EdD program, where learners prepare to influence positive change within their organizations and institutions.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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The 54-credit online curriculum explores a broad understanding of the educational process and builds a skill set that can be adapted to a variety of leadership situations. Courses take a practitioner-oriented approach to develop transformative leaders with expertise in the fields of organizational change, teaching and learning, and research methods. Online EdD graduates often pursue careers in leadership roles such as curriculum developers, coordinators of learning and development, adult learning facilitators, C-suite executives, and directors of human resources. Learners can complete the program in 36 months or on a flexible schedule. Featured courses include:

  • Psychology of Learning: Examine the philosophical and historical roots of theories of learning.
  • Issues in Diversity: Analyze issues related to diversity in learning settings, and explore culture in educational contexts.
  • Future Trends in Leadership: Study future trends that impact leadership, and explore emerging leadership frameworks, profiles, and case studies.
  • Mixed Methods Research: Address the unique settings and systems of education, including data collection strategies, for fieldwork.
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The Doctor of Education in Learning and Organizational Change (EdD) online at Baylor University is designed for working professionals who hold or seek organizational leadership roles across industries, not just in education. All applicants must hold a master’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited college or university. Successful applicants have backgrounds that demonstrate an ability to excel in a doctoral program, as well as a strong desire to have a positive impact in their field. To apply for the EdD you will need to submit:

  • Résumé

  • Official transcripts

  • Three letters of recommendations

  • Personal statement 

  • Video interview

On-campus immersions 


Baylor’s online EdD immersion series gives learners the opportunity to meet their classmates in person, and engage in hands-on learning opportunities. As a learner in this program, you will cultivate community and prepare to enter the field with confidence. Learners will attend the following two on-campus immersions: 

Immersion one: Learners participate in a two-day workshop on campus, where they begin to work on elements of their Problem of Practice (PoP) with the assistance of EdD faculty and staff. 

Immersion two: Learners meet on campus to engage in peer working group sessions and present their PoP dissertation.

Each immersion is three credit hours and is billed at the credit hour rate for the relevant term. In addition to tuition costs for the immersion credits, learners are responsible for costs associated with travel and lodging. (You may request a Cost of Attendance Adjustment from the Student Financial Aid Office if you need to apply for student loans beyond the average cost of attendance to cover your expenses. The Cost of Attendance Adjustment form can be accessed online through our appeals webpage).

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