Grand Canyon University’s innovative doctoral degree programs prepare learners for leadership roles in their professions, communities and society. Our dynamic online learning community, integrated dissertation process, wealth of resources and collaborative environment support a successful and meaningful doctoral journey. We believe earning a doctoral degree is a journey and similar to climbing a mountain—challenging, invigorating and completely rewarding when you reach the top. Our goal is to help you conquer your own mountain and succeed on your doctoral journey. Readers of The Doctoral Journey blog, presented by the College of Doctoral Studies, will find resourceful and knowledgeable posts regarding the doctoral process, research best practices and dissertation tips among other topics from GCU’s doctoral faculty.
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What Can I Do with an EdD in Organizational Leadership?

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When deciding to earn a doctoral degree, it is important to know how it will benefit your career. An EdD in Organizational Leadership can help you advance your leadership skills. With a wide range of emphases, the program at Grand Canyon University allows you to hone in on a specific area that you are passionate about. There are many opportunities available for those who earn an EdD in organizational leadership, many of which can take your career to the next level. Continue reading to learn about some of the many career possibilities with this degree:


If you are passionate about education, consider earning an EdD with an emphasis in special education, higher education leadership or K-12 leadership. Many doctoral learners choose to study in these programs to advance their knowledge and gain further insight in the field of education. Some careers that are available to those who study in these areas include elementary, secondary or college administration, social services and school teaching.

Christian Ministry

For those who desire to have a career in ministry, an emphasis in Christian ministry allows room for growth in the church. For active Christian leaders and pastors, this program can provide a pathway to seminary or ministry teaching. This program combines your passion for a deeper understanding for the Bible with a need to pursue further excellence in academia. Overall, pursuing this doctoral degree can be a great step towards continuing your vocation in the church.

Healthcare Administration

Choosing to earn an emphasis in healthcare administration can help you to make career advancements within the healthcare field. Those who graduate with this degree may pursue careers in medical or health services, specifically hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organizations. A doctoral degree in the healthcare field can greatly benefit your career, as leaderships skills are a huge asset to these organizations.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies makes doctoral learners a top priority. To learn more about the doctoral programs offered by GCU, visit our website or click the Request More Information button at the top of this page.

Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a sophomore majoring in English and professional writing at GCU.