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Doctorate in Professional Leadership (EdD)


Converse University’s Doctorate in Professional Leadership (EdD), now conveniently located on the University Center of Greenville campus, is a 60-hour doctoral program designed for individuals across a variety of fields who seek a terminal degree.

This degree will focus on the application of leadership in a variety of contexts and is appropriate for individuals in a broad range of professional roles.

Versatile and competitively priced, built around a cohort model for collegial support, the Converse doctorate in Professional Leadership will enhance credentials in a variety of fields and venues.

Candidates who finish their course work and successfully complete comprehensive examinations will finish their degree in the third spring semester. The six-hour capstone course will be focused on editing and defense of the already developed dissertation.

Why Pursue your Doctorate in Professional Leadership with Converse?

Converse is well known across this region for excellence. Converse faculty have extensive experience and are active as researchers, clinicians, and leaders in their fields.

The Doctorate in Professional Leadership (EdD) at Converse University is designed for working professionals who are available to dedicate one night a week throughout the academic year and several days each summer session to create and maintain a cohort support group and contact with a faculty mentor. The dissertation will be built into the course work.

Since 1890, Converse University has provided students with distinctive education rooted in the liberal arts. Converse graduates are principled and productive citizens capable of creative thinking and problem solving and are well prepared for their chosen profession.


For educators wishing to pursue class level advancement, the South Carolina State Department of Education has stated that Doctoral degree programs earned through Converse University may be used for class level advancement purposes based on the institution’s regional accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). For more information on class level advancement, visit


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