Online Doctor of Education (EdD) Programs in Oklahoma

Updated: January 3, 2024

At present, there is only one school that offers an online Ed.D. program in Oklahoma. Southern Nazarene University’s (SNU) School of Education offers an Online Ed.D. in Administration that can be completed fully online. SNU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). To learn more about SNU’s online Ed.D. program, continue reading below.

Schools in Oklahoma with Online EdD Programs

Located in Bethany, Southern Nazarene University offers an online Doctor of Education in Administration and Leadership. This program is suited for professionals who are interested in positively impacting their educational institutions, organizations, and/or communities by leveraging advanced research skills, integrative leadership principles, and a Christian values-informed approach.

The program is comprised of a set curriculum of 16 courses (57 credits) that focus on advanced qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, visionary leadership, strategic planning, team-building, and organizational change leadership, all within the context of Christian service values. The online Ed.D. in Administration and Leadership also features an embedded dissertation process, with key dissertation milestones such as the writing of the first three chapters, the proposal defense, dissertation draft revisions, and final defense integrated into the curriculum from the beginning of students’ enrollment. The aim of the embedded dissertation is to ensure that students have a scaffold of support for their research work early on in the program.

The online Ed.D. in Administration and Leadership can be completed fully online, though students are encouraged to attend three campus-based intensives that are held at key times during students’ tenure in the program. These intensives are held at the SNU’s campus, and span a weekend in duration. There is an Orientation intensive at the beginning of students’ enrollment, which connects them to their professors, fellow students, and program staff. They subsequently have the option to attend a Proposal campus-based intensive, during which they work closely with faculty on their dissertation proposal and receive feedback. The Defense campus intensive enables students to hold their dissertation defenses in-person rather than remotely.

Students residing in Oklahoma who wish to pursue an online Ed.D. program in a specialization other than Administration and Leadership, such as programs in Instructional Technology, Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Diversity and Multiculturalism, might benefit from exploring online Ed.D. programs offered by out-of-state schools. There are numerous colleges and universities nationwide that offer online Ed.D. programs in a variety of specializations, and which accept students from Oklahoma. While some of these programs may require one or more visits to campus for campus-based residencies or other in-person events (such as students’ final dissertation defense), there are also programs that are 100% online with no required face-to-face meetings. To learn more about online Ed.D. specializations, and to find schools that offer these programs, please refer to our Online Ed.D. Program Specializations page.

Online Ed.D. Programs in Oklahoma

The following is a list of schools in Oklahoma that offer Doctor of Education programs online. This list is continually updated to account for new online Ed.D. programs offered by schools in Oklahoma. For more information about any of the degrees listed on this page, such as admission requirements, tuition, and any campus visit requirements, click the corresponding link below to visit the program’s website.

Southern Nazarene University

Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, CAEP