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Achieve more with a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.)

Take the leap and enroll in our Ed.D. program, Leadership in Innovation and Continuous Improvement (LICI). Dedicated faculty and a curriculum focused on your goals will prepare you to be a lifelong learner and an exceptional leader in your profession. Courses are interdisciplinary and will incorporate best practices from various fields of study to broaden your knowledge.

Our Doctorate of Education program has three core areas to build your skills and expertise. Select the fourth area of emphasis that matches your interests and professional goals.
  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Continuous Improvement

Cohort model

(it's all about community)

The LICI program is centered on cohorts to encourage collaboration and innovation.

You will develop productive working relationships and personal connections
throughout your doctorate and into your professional career.

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A look at the LICI program with students and faculty.

A flexible timeline with continuous guidance
from your chair to ensure the completion of your paper.

Program Format

Courses are online. 
There are two in-person residencies
 on the Wisconsin campus.

You learn more about yourself, you learn more about your profession, you learn more from your coursework, and that all shapes your dissertation topic.

Kathryn Battaglino, Ed.D, 2022
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Who should experience our Ed.D?

Any growth-minded individuals: Those interested in increasing their knowledge and capacity for leadership, innovation, and continuous improvement would benefit significantly from LICI. We've found particular interest from these fields:
  • Health Professions: Those interested in teaching and learning innovative ways to improve health, lower costs, and care for patients. 
  • Business: Those who want to bring new skills, dispositions, and improvement science to their practice and vocations.
  • Education: Those who are interested in teaching in higher education, administrative positions in technical colleges, prospective superintendents, heads of school, admissions officers, development and advancement leaders, other administrative positions, curriculum instructors, and activities and athletic directors.

Customize your Doctorate in Education

The LICI program encompasses three primary core areas of concentrated study:
    • The Leadership Core
    • The Innovation and Improvement Science Core
    • The Research Core
In addition to the core areas of the program, Ed.D. students are able to personalize an emphasis:
    • Business Emphasis
    • Education Emphasis
    • Custom mixture of the two

How to make a doctorate more affordable?

($867 per credit)

Scholarships, financial aid, and convenient payment plans.

Learn more here