Educational Administration - Doctor of Education

Educational Leadership Doctoral Program (ELDP)

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration (ELA) offers both the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Education is geared toward those students wishing to pursue a degree which will help them in their profession. Coursework, internships, and research are constructed to develop individuals for administrative position in Pk-12 schools in post secondary institutions. 

The Doctor of Philosophy is a research-oriented degree. Coursework and internships are directed toward developing research proficiencies in educational leadership. The Ph.D. also requires additional hours of coursework in an approved cognate area.


The department requires applicants to complete a Doctoral Admissions Portfolio. Specific details and criteria are available from the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration or on the website at 

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Please do not hesitate to contact the ELA Department if you have any questions related to ELDP.  Feel free to send an e-mail message to or call (575) 646-3825.