The Ed.D. in Organizational Innovation program is focused on preparing visionary and leading-edge change agents, complex problem-solvers, and effective leaders of various types of educational enterprises including education, government, business, healthcare, military, and nonprofit agencies to innovate and provide new solutions in a time of rapid changes in our society.
The program prepares adaptable professionals who are able to innovate, generate creative solutions, and facilitate positive change and organizational transformation in their professional capacity. Learners are provided expanded viewpoints relative to problem identification and applied resolution strategies in education/organizational ecosystems that can be volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. The program evolves leaders who are adaptable and demonstrate the ability to disrupt the status quo with creative and useful innovations that lead to change and transformation that are viewed as impactful and is valued.
The Ed.D. in Organizational Innovation is designed as both an interdisciplinary and interagency program with a focus on creating visionary change agents and leaders who are involved at a high level with an education enterprise in a variety of organizations such as government, military, business, community, education, non-profits, health care, and nursing. In this program, candidates will stay current with changes, and understand how to view a problem of practice that would require an innovative approach. The program encourages candidates to learn from their own discipline as well as colleagues in other disciplines ensuring candidates have a rich experience. The program is seeking applicants who bring work experience in innovation, have strong communication skills, and are prepared for the rigors of doctoral studies.
- Completed Online Application Form and Fee
- An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- An earned master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Employer Endorsement Letter
- Two Letters of Reference speak to the applicant’s innovation, communication skills, and preparedness for doctoral studies
- The problem of Practice Statement- This statement explains a problem of practice in your organization that you have thought about and would like to explore further. You are describing the problem and your thoughts about the parameters of the problem. It should be no longer than 1500 words.
- Official transcripts which include all college and university coursework.
International candidates: Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English
- proficiency by providing proof of a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or 6.0 on the International English Testing System (IELTS) exam.
All applications will be reviewed by the Doctoral Faculty Admissions Committee. No single criterion alone determines the Doctoral Faculty Admissions Committee’s decision to admit or deny an applicant. After a review of all candidates, selected candidates will be invited to an interview as well as asked to complete a writing sample as part of the interview process.
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