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Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy

Program Details

The online Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy program prepares education leaders and scholarly practitioners to be knowledgeable about organizational systems, actively engaged in research to improve policy and practice, and attuned to issues of equity.  The curriculum develops professional and analytical skills to address the most pressing problems in education. Graduates are prepared for roles as senior-level educational leaders, policymakers, and policy researchers both domestically and internationally.


  • Requires on-campus attendance of three face-to-face seminars (summer sessions)
  • Minimum of a graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale)
  • Regionally accredited bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcript(s) from each college or university attended
  • Letters of reference
  • Personal statement
  • Problem of practice research statement

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges