Educational leadership Courses

University of Missouri-Columbia
Doctor of education
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Courses for this program are 100% online: no campus visits are required. 

This program requires synchronous components on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. CT. and require the student to attend via online collaborative tools. These required dates will be announced prior to the start of each semester. Please refer to for course availability and details — click on "Browse Course Catalog" or "Schedule of Classes" under Guest Access.

Successful completion of the program requires 54 credit hours of course work.

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The chart below shows the courses offered in the program. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

  • Program authorized
  • Program authorized with stipulations

Authorized with stipulations

Students residing in these states may be eligible to enroll in this program, but certain stipulations exist.

  • Colorado

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis