The Educational Leadership doctoral program requires 90 semester hours (s.h.) beyond a bachelors degree: 12 s.h. of common courses, 9 s.h. of a cognate area in a different department, 29 s.h. of electives, 12 s.h. of a specific area of concentration, 18 s.h. of research courses, and 10 s.h. of dissertation research. The program prepares students for a wide range of leadership positions in education and public sector settings. This degree does not result in any kind of licensure or endorsement.
The purpose of the program is to prepare scholarly professionals for leadership positions in a wide range of educational and public sector settings. The Educational Leadership Ph.D. is designed to provide students with strong backgrounds in three domains: leadership, policy, and research. The program prepares scholarly professionals who discover, integrate, and apply knowledge as transformational leaders.