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Ph.D. in Educational Administration at KU

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The Ph.D. in Educational Administration* at the University of Kansas School of Education is designed to prepare educators for professorships at the university level or research and policy analysis positions in school or other governmental agencies. The program consists of required courses that constitute a major in educational leadership and elective courses that are selected to strengthen the student's knowledge of research and statistics and a cognate area such as law, business, or human resource management.

Students in this program design individual programs with their advisor and are not part of a cohort group. Students may begin the program at any time but normally are accepted in the spring and start in the summer.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU's Ph.D. in Educational Administration is offered through the KU School of Education, which was recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Public Education Schools.
  • Vibrant Campus Environment - In the heart of the United States, the city of Lawrence revolves around the University and its students.
  • Graduate Student Funding - A degree from the KU School of Education will be one of the best investments you can make in yourself. Let us help you afford it.

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*This program is a doctor of philosophy in educational leadership & policy with an emphasis in educational administration.


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Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Graduate Teaching Assistant(s) needed to teach the following:

  • ELPS 301. Educational Technology in Elementary-Middle Education. 3 Hours.
  • ELPS 302. Educational Technology in Middle/Secondary Education. 3 Hours.
  • ELPS 250. Education and Society. 3 Hours. AE41/AE51.

Learn more & apply here. (pdf)