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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jul 24, 2024
 
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Education Leadership, PhD


*PhD students admitted prior to Fall 2023 are eligible to follow these revised requirements to qualify for graduation.*

The Education Leadership Major leading to the PhD degree prepares students to understand the implications of education policy and practice. They will pursue scholarship as it relates to education reform, educational inequality, comparative education, research methods, and the moral context of education for equity and justice.

This degree requires a minimum of 90 credits.

For additional degree requirement information, refer to the School of Education section on Doctoral Degree Requirements.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree


The University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs prepare students to be nationally competitive and highly qualified for research careers in both academic and non-academic institutions. Our full-time, research-intensive PhDs produce scholars who demonstrate excellent writing and research skills, independent scholarship and productivity, and proficiency in teaching. Under the guidance of our distinguished graduate faculty, students will have the opportunity to produce peer-reviewed publications, present at professional conferences, and collaborate on grant-writing and review, positioning them to excel in their careers as researchers and faculty. Because the PhDs are full-time, students can be fully immersed in their coursework and research in preparation for an impactful scholarly career.

Degree Requirements: This degree requires a minimum of 90 credits.

For additional degree requirement information, refer to the School of Education section on Doctoral Degree Requirements and to the Education Leadership webpage.
 

Specialization Courses (30 credits)


Includes 21 credits of Education Leadership major courses. 

Supporting Field (9-18 credits)


Supervised Research (6 credits)


Dissertation Credit (18 credits)


Total Credits: 90




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