Oakland University

School of Education and Human Services

Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Educational Leadership


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The PhD in Education: Educational Leadership program trains you to assume professional leadership roles in the field of education. You will be prepared to lead public and private schools and districts; manage programs and functions in higher education institutions; and conduct research on and teach educational policy and practice. Core concepts explored in the program include systems thinking, the leadership capacity and roles of all staff, the application of theory to practice, database management and grounded theory. We offer both a K-12 cognate and a Higher Education cognate in the doctoral program.

We also offer an Education Specialist in Leadership program, recognized by the state of Michigan as a principal preparation program; a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership; a M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership; a post-master's certificate in Education Administration; and a post-master's certificate in Higher Education.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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