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Educational Leadership Ed.D. Program


Welcome to our website, and thank you for your interest in our Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership.

This interdisciplinary 48 credit hour doctoral program prepares students who are seeking advanced competencies in leadership in higher education, non-profit, and other educational settings.  Firmly rooted in the social justice history, mission and tradition of Roosevelt University, students can expect a vigorous critique of current practices as well as engagement with innovative and activist ideals to address persistent concerns in higher education.  Graduates will acquire knowledge, skills, and co-construct learning experiences to position themselves for leadership in academic, student affairs, community college or other educational policy and administrative settings. The interdisciplinary faculty will integrate both leadership and social justice studies for a comprehensive program designed to meet student career goals. Innovative approaches to course scheduling, and to the dissertation process may allow students to integrate aspects of these experiences into their current practices.

The core curriculum and social justice aspect the program prepares doctoral students to:

  • Appreciate diverse leadership perspectives related to organizational change, outcomes assessment, and research models for engaging and promoting effective institutions
  • Understand the complexities, organizational principles, and practices in educational organizations.
  • Apply and analyze learning solutions that support and drive student retention and student success.
  • Strategically support the various stakeholders with informed and judicious decisions.
  • Identify and integrate leadership orientations that align with institutional mission and vision.
  • Exercise professional ethical behavior that supports the institutional mission and allocation of resources to support and achieve institutional objectives.


Policies and procedures for the completion of the dissertation can be found at:  Dissertation

For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Teryl ann Rosch at