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Leadership in Educational Administration
Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Prepare to take on a leadership role with an online PhD in Education, Leadership in Educational Administration from Capella University. Choose a concentration in school or district leadership. The curriculum focuses on the research, leadership, management, and problem-solving skills needed for principals and superintendents in today’s competitive K-12 environment. Upon completion of this program, you’ll be ready to pursue licensure as a K-12 principal or superintendent.

Note: This specialization does not lead to license, endorsement, or other professional credential. Teachers are advised to contact their school district to determine whether a program may qualify for salary advancement. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program.

Dissertation research seminars

Make immediate progress toward your dissertation with in-person dissertation research seminars blended into your coursework.

Extensive doctoral support

Experts will support you throughout your degree to help you meet doctoral challenges and reach your short- and long-term goal.

Professionally aligned curriculum

Every assignment, course, and program is designed to deliver the knowledge and expertise required for success in the field of education.

Classes start May 10

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee

At a Glance

  • Online & in-person
  • 6 Core courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 3 Elective courses
  • 3 Residencies
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation

Reduce your tuition by $10,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $10K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.