Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Welcome to The EKU Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is a terminal degree offered by Eastern Kentucky University for persons seeking to provide leadership for positively impacting schools and communities. Participation in this doctoral program will lead to enhanced understanding and practical capacity with regard to human learning, educational institutions, and the interaction of the larger society with educational, financial, and governmental entities and processes. Likewise, program participation will allow for the acquisition of skills to think critically and creatively, to communicate effectively, and to conduct and apply research. Course work will be built on a knowledge base that reflects current research, theory, and practice, and doctoral faculty will serve as ongoing mentor resources – answering questions, helping to resolve problems and issues in educational settings, collaborating on research projects, referring individuals to job openings, etc.

Effective spring 2015 all new applications for the Doctorate of Education program will formally begin in the fall.  Incoming students may take classes during the summer term as a non-degree student until being officially admitted.

The deadline for receiving/processing EDD applications for admissions will be April 1st prior to the fall they plan to begin.

For further information, students are invited to consult with Dr. James Bliss, Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies [(859) 622-8634 (office) or (859) 622-1126 (fax)].

Application Process and Procedures

Ed.D. General Course Requirements

Planned Program Form