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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 August 9

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 $20,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $20K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.