Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management (PhD)

Learn to navigate the intricacies of educational institutions with an accelerated online Ph.D. in Education Management from Hampton University. As education becomes increasingly complex, leaders must be flexible, while utilizing the most innovative educational strategies. This advanced degree provides you the skills and experiences to adapt in the dynamic educational environment while leading organizations to the forefront of the field.

The accelerated 60 credit-hour Educational Management Ph.D. program is designed to provide specialized instruction, and is focused on giving students the experience they need. The degree offers specializations in:

  • Higher Education
  • Pre-K-12 Education

These concentrations, in combination with leadership training, provide graduates with a comprehensive set of skills that allow them to facilitate positive change in the educational landscape. Take your career to the next level – apply today.

This unique program in executive Educational Management provides an attractive and viable alternative to “traditional” doctoral programs in educational leadership. As an alternative doctoral model, the program is designed to:

  • Provide candidates with an advanced curriculum that focuses on relevant and current topics and issues in executive educational leadership;
  • Focus on the core leadership competencies, dispositions, and applied research that executive educational leaders need to be effective in educational settings;
  • Provide opportunities for candidates to focus their dissertation on actual problems in educational organizations, making the dissertation relevant and practical, and thereby encouraging organizational support;
  • Provide candidates with access to a network of successful educational leaders and organizations to support their intellectual, professional, and career development.
  • Most students complete this program in 2 years.

Curriculums

CourseCourse TitleCredit Hours
EDUO 610Current Issues in Education3
EDUO 611Techniques and Problems in Educational Research3
EDUO 710Leadership Theory & Practice in Educational Organizations3
EDUO 711Dynamics of Managing Organizational Performance3
EDUO 712Higher Education Finance3
EDUO 714Strategy and Strategic Planning3
EDUO 715Dynamics of Innovation and Change in Educational Systems3
EDUO 716History of Higher Education3
EDUO 718Policy, Ethics, and Politics in Education3
EDUO 719Diversity and Equality in Education 3
EDUO 720Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability 3
EDUO 721Collaboration and Constituencies3
EDUO 722College Student Development3
EDUO 723Legal Issues in Higher Education3
EDUO 724Organization and Governance3
EDUO 731Qualitative Research Methods3
EDUO 732Quantitative Research Methods0
EDUO 737Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam3
EDUO 738Internship (I) 3
EDUO 738Internship (II)3
EDUO 739Dissertation Research Seminar3
EDUO 740Dissertation Research6
Total Credit Hours66

CourseCourse TitleCredit Hours
EDUO 610Current Issues in Education3
EDUO 611Techniques and Problems in Educational Research3
EDUO 710Leadership Theory & Practice in Educational Organizations3
EDUO 711Dynamics of Managing Organizational Performance3
EDUO 713School District Finance & Budgeting3
EDUO 714Strategy and Strategic Planning3
EDUO 715Dynamics of Innovation and Change in Educational Systems3
EDUO 717History of PK-12 Educational Reform 3
EDUO 718Policy, Ethics, and Politics in Education3
EDUO 719Diversity and Equality in Education 3
EDUO 720Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability 3
EDUO 721Collaboration and Constituencies3
EDUO 725Supervision and Professional Development 3
EDUO 726Legal Issues in PK-12 Education3
EDUO 727Instructional Improvement3
EDUO 731Qualitative Research Methods3
EDUO 732Quantitative Research Methods0
EDUO 737Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam3
EDUO 738Internship (I) 3
EDUO 738Internship (II)3
EDUO 739Dissertation Research Seminar3
EDUO 740Dissertation Research6
Total Credit Hours66

Course Details

  • Cost Per Credit – $695
  • Course Length – 8 weeks
  • Degree Credits – 60
  • Degree Length – 2 years

Financial Aid

Application Deadlines

Application deadline is December 15th annually; yet, applications are accepted on a continual basis. However, all applications submitted after the deadline date will be reviewed for admission the following year. This program starts in the summer session of each year.

Admissions Requirements

  • Master’s degree must have at least 3.0 GPA
  • Students with a Master’s Degree in Education are not required to take the GRE
  • GRE score of 150, score below 150 will be considered for provisional admission after submitting writing sample. If student is selected for provisional admission, must achieve a 3.0 in first 6 hours [This is currently waived for all Summer 2021 Applicants]
  • Written statement of Career/Professional Plans
  • Application for admission
  • Two letters of recommendation that address academic ability, interpersonal skills, integrity, and written/oral communication effectiveness.
  • Personal Interview as needed
  • One official, sealed transcript from each institution attended
  • Resume
  • A copy of your State or Federal ID
  • Transfer Credit Policy

Please forward all admissions packages and supplemental documentation to:

Hampton U Online
Attn: HUO Graduate Admissions
PO Box 6227
Hampton, Virginia  23668

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