The educational policy and leadership programs prepare graduate students to assume educational leadership roles in the areas of study provided by its programs and specializations. A distinctive characteristic of the programs are their commitment to the development of professionals as agents of critical inquiry and social justice. This is done through a systematic focus on the social, cultural, philosophical and historical contexts of education. The educational policy and leadership programs seek to apply the university and scholarship to settings related to educational practice and policy, especially in public and private schools and institutions of higher education.
What to Expect Out of the EDPL PhD Program
The EDPL doctoral program develops educational scholar-practitioners, researchers, and leaders who possess the commitment, perspective and skills to implement strategies for greater equity in a variety of educational settings.
Students inquire deeply in the foundational knowledge of education, exploring how the organization of schools, institutions of higher education and society shape educational processes.
Students gain theoretical knowledge in specific disciplinary/topical concentrations, enabling them to further examine educational practice in a chose context. Finally, students acquire expertise in research methods with equip them to advance and enact education knowledge. The program supports EDPL PhD graduates to work actively to create a more just society.
For International Applicants only:A TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
An interview and/or writing test may be required of applicants following the initial screening.
Merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) is available.Private scholarshipsmay also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply forneed-based federal aid(loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.
For more information including faculty and coursework, visit thedepartment web pagefor more detailed program information.