Doctor of Philosophy in Education / Education Policy, Leadership & Management
Walden University

Program Details

Educational leaders from preschool through higher education can benefit from this PhD in Education with a specialization in Education Policy, Leadership, and Management. The online doctorate in Education Leadership builds upon students’ existing leadership and management abilities to become a more effective and dynamic leader.

Graduates will be equipped to influence policy at the local, national, and institutional levels. Courses explore the principles, perspectives, and strategies required by today’s education professionals. Doctoral research and a capstone project increase the student’s ability to conduct and evaluate research to improve educational outcomes at their institution.

Class topics within this PhD in Education specialization include:

  • Governance and politics of education
  • Leadership and management for change in education
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Capacity, capability, and sustainability


This program requires four residencies. 

  • Master's degree
  • College transcripts
  • Employment history

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island