On-Campus Ph.D. Program

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Education Policy is designed for individuals interested in research and/or policy analysis.

Imagine yourself as a faculty member at one of the nation’s leading research institutions or developing  progressive education policy alongside leaders in the field. The curriculum in this on-campus Ph.D. program is focused on preparing students for academic or research-based positions by combining concepts from school administration, school finance, and public policy. Graduating students are prepared for research, faculty, and administrative positions through a combination of core, research-based, and elective, coursework.

Students of this program establish an independent research agenda, develop the ability to contribute to the scholarly literature, and form a connection to policy evaluation. Graduates of this program work in a variety of state policy, research, and teaching positions within state education agencies and postsecondary institutions throughout the United States and abroad.

Additional information about the On-campus Ph.D. program can be obtained by contacting Dr. F. Chris Curran.