Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership
Northcentral University

Program Details

Northcentral University’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Leadership degree program helps students develop and refine the skills needed to lead an organization to success. This comprehensive program is a theoretical research degree designed to help students learn how to ethically address the complex problems faced in education today. This is an ideal program for those that wish to improve educational practices across private and public sectors, such as PK-12, higher education, military and corporate learning environments.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree in Educational Leadership at Northcentral University will help you gain knowledge and skills in K-12 education as you work to become an independent scholar and leader in the field of education. In your Educational Leadership PhD courses, you will learn to address management and leadership issues in education, such as school law, safety and diversity. You will also develop your leadership skills in implementing training programs, and recognizing excellence in teaching, conducting research, and service.

In this specialization, you will have the benefit of working One-to-One with NCU's doctoral faculty in each of your courses who will provide you with valuable feedback and support. As a PhD in Educational Leadership graduate, you will be prepared to lead others and conduct original research to advance the field of knowledge in educational leadership.


  • Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Education program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.