University of Southern California

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Students in K-12 concentration can earn Tier II credential at USC if they meet the CCTC requirements, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EDL) is a three-year degree program designed for working professionals who aspire to be educational leaders. As a student in this program, you will strengthen your skills for leading groups in high-performing schools, districts, universities and other organizations, and connecting relevant research to practice. To qualify for this program, you must have a master’s degree and three to five years of relevant full-time work experience in a related field.


Educational Psychology

Higher Education Administration

K-12 Leadership in Urban School Settings

Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies (TEMS)


Distinctive Program Benefits:

An experience designed for working professionals: Remain fully employed while tackling real-world challenges in the classroom alongside other professionals.

Blend of career-focused concentrations and collaborative perspective: Complete courses specific to your career track while collaborating with individuals from other professional backgrounds.

Dissertation support in thematic groups: Navigate the dissertation process with 7-10 colleagues with similar interests under the leadership of a faculty chair and writing support from advisors.

Dedicated writing advisors: Build and improve your writing skills with support from USC Rossier’s doctoral support center.



International Student Requirements:

Confidential Financial Statement / Verification of Funds Official TOEFL score report from ETS

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 43

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1733/unit USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

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