New York University

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Graduate programs in Educational Leadership - Doctorate


Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 7th Floor

New York City, NY 10003

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD and EdD in Educational Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our Educational Leadership programs prepare you for leadership positions in education and policy at the community, school, district, state, and national levels. The demands of effective and responsive professional practice in education are increasingly complex. The curricula address those complexities by including a solid grounding in understanding multiple perspectives in a multicultural environment. Our degree programs share many common elements: • a focus on urban education; a concern for social justice and equity • coursework and applied learning that connects theory and practice • a strong community of faculty and students • links to community and research organizations that support schools • opportunities to engage with faculty and researchers through Steinhardt's numerous centers and institutes • New York City as an important laboratory in which to learn and practice education leadership and policy The MA in Educational Leadership: School Building Leader program prepares you for visionary roles in urban schools as a principal or teacher leader, coach, and mentor. The program leads to NY State certification as a school building leader (assistant principal or principal) with reciprocity in most other states. The MA in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy program prepares you to work toward social and education equity through leadership, politics/policy, and advocacy positions in and around schools. The Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership: School District Leader is ideal if you are interested in leadership opportunities as a superintendent, associate superintendent, or other district-level administrator. The PhD and EdD prepare you for a career as a professor or researcher, or for positions as a leader in the practicing profession. Study abroad programs in Argentina, Cuba, South Africa, and Ghana provide opportunities to study educational leadership, policy, and reform. Generous scholarships available to help fund your graduate education.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,596 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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