Doctoral Programs

Union offers two doctoral options – Ed.D. and Ph.D.

Union’s Ed.D. program has a choice of three majors: Applied Nutrition and Health Education, Educational Leadership (Pre-K – 12), or Higher Education Leadership. Finish your Ed.D. degree in 24 months when you transfer 24 credits of graduate coursework and pay only $27,216.

Union’s unique Ph.D. program has a choice of four concentrations: Ethical & Creative Leadership (ECL); Educational Studies (EDST); Humanities & Culture (HMS); Public Policy & Social Change (PPS). In addition, students can specialize in Martin Luther King Jr., legacy studies. Finish your Ph.D. degree in as little as three years.

Both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. offer embedded certificates that can be earned without additional time.

Union’s rich, vibrant academic community is designed to think creatively, engage in difference, and research social justice.

Ethical & Creative Leadership

Research your interest.

We encourage your creativity and passion to explore new ideas.

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Socially relevant study.

Apply the knowledge you discover every day in your life.

Public Service & Social Justice

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We connect you with a vibrant community of academically focused peers & mentors.

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  • Business & Leadership
  • Public Service & Social Justice

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies All But Dissertation (ABD)

Ed.D. Applied Nutrition and Health Education

Ed.D. Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Ed.D. EdD All But Dissertation

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies Educational Justice and Equity

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies Ethical & Creative Leadership

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies Humanities & Culture

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies Public Policy & Social Change