Academic programs
Doctoral programs

Ready to be a leader in your chosen field? Our doctoral programs will give you the skills and experience you’ll need to make an impact in your area of expertise.

We offer both an Ed.D. in leadership as well as a Ph.D. in education, with a variety of different concentrations.

For general information about doctoral program application requirements, please refer to our Ph.D. admissions information.


Ph.D. in education

About our programs

The Ed.D. in leadership provides leaders with authentic experiences, appropriate knowledge and skills, and opportunities for reflection that will enable them to succeed in organizational leadership positions. Three analytic lenses (equity, accountability and learning environments) will guide learning activities and enable students from varying backgrounds to consider learning through common perspectives. The Ed.D. is a 48-hour, 36-month program. It features practitioner orientation, problem-oriented pedagogy and curriculum, and extensive applied research as a culminating capstone project.

The Ph.D. in education prepares individuals for leadership in a variety of educational arenas, including school administration, curriculum and instruction, research and evaluation, special education and disabilities, as well as private and public organizations and agencies. Students are provided opportunities to build on one’s life experiences and interests through the advanced study of important ideas and practices, through the conduct and application of research, and through interactions with Ph.D. students and professors from departments across the university.

Read the Ph.D. in education student handbook [PDF] »