Director, Healthcare Education & Leadership (Ed.D.)
Regina M. Toman, PhD, SHRM-CP
PH 402.552.7253 TF 800.647.5500 
tomangina@clarksoncollege.edu

Program Overview

Graduates of the Doctor of Healthcare Education & Leadership (Ed.D.) program are prepared to advance, excel, and lead in their professions as health care educators, administrators, practitioners or researchers. Faculty scholars committed to student success teach the broad-based, interdisciplinary curriculum focused on strategic and diverse leadership, health care education, learning theories, organizational development and behavior, policy and law, health care economics, and interprofessional education (IPE). Courses in quantitative, qualitative and applied research equip students to pursue original research of their choice through the dissertation process. Doctoral candidates progress through the dissertation journey with individualized guidance and support.

Offered fully online with no on-campus requirements, the 51-credit program provides opportunities to engage with doctoral students and faculty located throughout the state, region and country, representing a rich and varied array of experience and knowledge. Progression through the program is possible on a full- or part-time basis, or a combination of the two. (See Full- and Part-Time Curriculum Plans below.)

Program-Specific Competency Goals

Upon successful completion of the Clarkson College Doctor of Healthcare Education & Leadership (EdD) program, students will be prepared to:

  • Create educational and leadership strategies to meet the needs of diverse constituents. (Diversity)**
  • Engage in interdisciplinary communication, analysis and problem solving that reflects applied research best practice. (Communication)**
  • Implement assessment and evaluation strategies using information technology to improve learning, productivity and professional practice. (Technology)**
  • Synthesize knowledge of educational and leadership theory, management skills, leadership strategies and data to transform organizations and educational institutions. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Integrate ethical, legal and professional principles into decision making in the organizational and educational leadership setting. (Professional Behavior)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to the Clarkson College student success skills, which are the institutional student learning outcomes and include Communication, Technology, Critical Thinking, Diversity and Professionalism.

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from the Enrollment and Advising office, the Clarkson College website, or the Academic Policies & Procedures (AD-1).

Recommended Prerequisite or Corequisite

The completion of a minimum of three credit hours of graduate-level statistics prior to starting the Ed.D. program is recommended. Alternatively, three credit hours of graduate-level statistics could be completed in conjunction with other EDD courses during the first year.

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Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice, and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Curriculum Plan of Required Courses for the Doctor of Healthcare Education & Leadership (EdD) | Full-time, Fall Start*

(8 semesters)

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 909 - Qualitative Research Methods 3
◊ EDD 932 - Leadership 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 6

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 908 - Quantitative Research Methods 3
EDD 915 - Outcomes of Healthcare in a Global Society 3
Total Semester Hours 6

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 918 - Organizational Systems and Behavior 3
EDD 960 - Trends and Issues in Healthcare Education 3
Total Semester Hours 6
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 910 - Applied Research 3
EDD 920 - Doctoral Seminar I 1
EDD 934 - Learning Theories and Adult Education Methods 3
Total Semester Hours 7

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 921 - Doctoral Seminar II 2
EDD 937 - Curriculum and Program Development and Assessment 3
EDD 938 - Leadership and Diversity 3
Total Semester Hours 8

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 939 - Strategic Leadership 3
EDD 968 - Managing Organizational Conflict 3
EDD 974 - Dissertation I 1
Total Semester Hours 7
Third Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 922 - Doctoral Seminar III 2
EDD 945 - Healthcare Economics and Financial Management 3
EDD 975 - Dissertation II 1
Total Semester Hours 6

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 923 - Doctoral Seminar IV 1
EDD 929 - Healthcare and Education Policy and Law 3
EDD 976 - Dissertation III 1
Total Semester Hours 5

*Full-time spring start information is available upon request.

Curriculum Plan of Required Courses for the Doctor of Healthcare Education & Leadership (EdD) | Part-time, Fall Start*

(14 semesters)

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
◊ EDD 932 - Leadership 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 3

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 915 - Outcomes of Healthcare in a Global Society 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 960 - Trends and Issues in Healthcare Education 3
Total Semester Hours 3
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 909 - Qualitative Research Methods 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 908 - Quantitative Research Methods 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 910 - Applied Research 3
Total Semester Hours 3
Third Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 945 - Healthcare Economics and Financial Management 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 920 - Doctoral Seminar I 1
EDD 938 - Leadership and Diversity 3
Total Semester Hours 4

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 921 - Doctoral Seminar II 2
EDD 939 - Strategic Leadership 3
Total Semester Hours 5
Fourth Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 934 - Learning Theories and Adult Education Methods 3
EDD 974 - Dissertation I 1
Total Semester Hours 4

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 937 - Curriculum and Program Development and Assessment 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 918 - Organizational Systems and Behavior 3
EDD 968 - Managing Organizational Conflict 3
Total Semester Hours 6
Fifth Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 922 - Doctoral Seminar III 2
EDD 975 - Dissertation II 1
Total Semester Hours 3

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EDD 923 - Doctoral Seminar IV 1
EDD 929 - Healthcare and Education Policy and Law 3
EDD 976 - Dissertation III 1
Total Semester Hours 5

*Part-time spring start information is available upon request.

Last updated: 06/08/2021