Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
3200 5th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
Doctor of Education in Educational and Organizational Leadership
University of the Pacific's Doctoral Program in Educational and Organizational Leadership offers a unique and transformative experience for practitioners interested in learning, leadership and change.
Flexible Format for Working Professionals
This part-time program is designed around the needs of working professionals. Students attend in a hybrid face-to-face/online format. We offer a Residency Weekend format with intensive face-to-face classes in a workshop format, combined with online interactive videoconferences on two weeknights when face-to-face sessions are not held.
Unique Curriculum Scope
Our students focus on a systems and innovation perspective to learning, leadership, and change. We work to integrate all pieces of the learning pipleline: from K12, to college/university, to the workforce and through lifelong learning. Students represent all sectors and learn from each other through our tight-knit community.
We offer multiple cognate concentration options (four-course sequence of courses), which allow you to specialize in a particular area of practice:
Multiple Dissertation Options
Our approach to dissertations allows you to customize your work around an area of personal and professional interest. This model allows for an individually transformative approach to integrating theory, research and practice.
Dissertation options include:
Each dissertation option provides a rigorous and transformative experience. Faculty will work with you to decide which approach will best help you meet your personal and professional goals.
Applied Inquiry Coursework
An important feature of the Pacific program is the Applied Inquiry coursework. Through a series of four courses, you complete a large percentage of your dissertation work during your regular courses. Our students begin working toward completing their dissertation proposal in the first semester. The entire draft proposal is targeted for completion in the first semester of Year 3.
A distinctive element of our program is the structured individual and group support that continues through graduation. Traditionally, the dissertation writing process is an isolated, individual endeavor. While our dissertations consist of individual research, we have unique cohort support structures in place that help you to move through the process with others. Students continue meeting as a group until they defend their dissertation.
Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 56
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,430.00 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999