Educational Leadership & Administration (Higher Education) - Doctor of Philosophy

Educational Leadership Doctoral Program (ELDP)

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.

Admission

The department requires applicants to complete a Doctoral Admissions Portfolio. Specific details and criteria are available from the School of Teacher Prepartation, Administration and Leadership (TPAL) or on the website at https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/. 

For More Information

Please do not hesitate to contact the School of TPAL if you have any questions related to ELDP.  Feel free to send an e-mail message to edmandev@nmsu.edu or call (575) 646-3825.

Required Courses

Prefix Title Credits
ELAD 615Organizational Theory3
ELAD 622Quantitative Research I3
ELAD 623Qualitative Research I3
ELAD 630Concepts of Leadership in Education3
ELAD 635Scholarly Writing and the Southwest Border3
ELAD 650Higher Education Law3
ELAD 655Higher Education Finance and Funding3
ELAD 670Advanced Internship6
ELAD 671Foundations of Educational Administration3
ELAD 682Quantitative Research II3
ELAD 683Qualitative Research II3
ELAD 685Elements of Research3
ELAD 689Evaluation Design in Education3
ELAD 693Dissertation Seminar3
ELAD 700Doctoral Dissertation18
Cognate Coursework 115
Total Credits78

A Suggested Plan of Study

There are also 15 credits of Cognate coursework that must be completed in order to fulfill the requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ELAD 615 Organizational Theory 3
ELAD 685 Elements of Research 3
 Credits6
Spring
ELAD 622 Quantitative Research I 3
ELAD 623 Qualitative Research I 3
 Credits6
Summer
ELAD 630 Concepts of Leadership in Education 3
ELAD 671 Foundations of Educational Administration 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
ELAD 682 Quantitative Research II 3
ELAD 670 Advanced Internship 3
 Credits6
Spring
ELAD 683 Qualitative Research II 3
ELAD 670 Advanced Internship 3
ELAD 650 Higher Education Law 3
 Credits9
Summer
ELAD 635 Scholarly Writing and the Southwest Border 3
ELAD 689 Evaluation Design in Education 3
ELAD 655 Higher Education Finance and Funding 3
 Credits9
Third Year
Fall
ELAD 693 Dissertation Seminar 3
 Credits3
Spring
ELAD 700 Doctoral Dissertation 6
 Credits6
Fourth Year
Fall
ELAD 700 Doctoral Dissertation 6
 Credits6
Spring
ELAD 700 Doctoral Dissertation 6
 Credits6
 Total Credits63