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PhD, Educational Leadership

Prepare for a career as a professor or researcher of educational leadership and policy while interrogating multiple aspects of schools and other educational institutions. The curriculum emphasizes critical analysis of contemporary problems of practice in collaborative study environments with professors, school leaders, and doctoral students.

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Degree Details

Official Degree Title

PhD in Educational Leadership

Format
Full-time or Part-time
Credits
57
Start Date
Fall
Application Deadline

What You'll Learn

In this doctorate, you will critically examine the conceptual, organizational, political, social, managerial, interpersonal, and technical dimensions of schools and other educational institutions. Research agendas of the faculty and students center on the nexus between theory and practice and explore critical issues facing educational leaders and policymakers today. 

Alternate-Year Admissions

The Educational Leadership PhD has an alternate year admissions process where candidates will be admitted every other year on the following timeline:

  • Entrance in Fall 2019 – no cohort
  • Entrance in Fall 2020 – application deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Entrance in Fall 2021 – no cohort

Prospective applicants should apply beginning September 2019 for Fall 2020 matriculation.

Funding for Full-Time PhD Students

NYU Steinhardt offers a competitive funding package for PhD students who study full time. Learn more about our funding opportunities.