University of the Pacific

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Doctor of Education


3601 Pacific Avenue

Stockton, CA 95211

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Faculty work with students to design programs that advance students' professional and scholarly goals. The Benerd School of Education offers doctoral degree options geared to practitioners of education at universities, colleges, school districts, as well as government agencies and advocacy groups operating in the realm of education policy. Our program also prepares educators for teaching at the college or university level. Accredited by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

The doctoral programs emphasize a combination of intensive academic exploration (typically in seminar form), research, scholarly enterprise and a defended dissertation. All of our candidates enjoy the opportunity to tailor a course of study to the areas of education that interest them most - it's a thoroughly challenging experience, guaranteed to advance your personal growth and your effectiveness as a leader in the world of education. Available specialization areas include:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Administration and Leadership
  • Educational and School Psychology
  • Educational and Organizational Leadership


Pacific is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and many academic programs have additional accreditation by appropriate professional organizations.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,430.00 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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