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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.

Ed.D. Educational Leadership Accepting Applications for Fall 2013 Cohort

This interdisciplinary 48 credit hour doctoral program prepares students who are seeking advanced competencies in leadership in higher education 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 higher education 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, the admission to candidacy process, and dissertation may allow students to integrate aspects of these experiences into their current practices.

The core social justice studies curriculum in the program provides all doctoral students with:

(a) Foundational knowledge in U.S. social justice studies and diversity theories and global inequalities;  

(b) Expertise in socio-educational research methodologies to support students' abilities to conduct original research and to evaluate and apply existing research for social justice outcomes; and

(c) Leadership skills for capacity building, advocacy, resource development, and communication.


Update on K-12 Ed.D. Program Status

The program which prepares students for leadership in K-12 Education is not accepting applications for admission.  Information for current students in the K-12 program only: