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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program offered by University of Vermont is a multidisciplinary program that seeks to examine complex educational and social problems through the integration of multiple theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary lenses. 

About

The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program offered by University of Vermont is intended as a full-time program to prepare candidates to attain a high level of scholarly competence and to develop the capacity to contribute knowledge to their field. The program will develop scholars who can analyze and inform the development of educational systems and public policies that will positively impact the lives of our children and youth and address broad societal issues such as child poverty. The degree will serve students who wish to pursue research/teaching careers in universities and/or research and policy positions in government agencies, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and other public and private sector organizations.

The course work and experiences for each student's program are organized around four major themes, which provide the framework of the program:

  • critical theoretical perspectives
  • organizational theory, change, and leadership
  • policy studies and political processes
  • process of inquiry/applied research and utilization of knowledge
The goals of the program include, but are not limited to:
  • Preparing professional researchers, scholars, and faculty competent in conducting and sharing research.
  • Focusing on research training that uses advanced quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method approaches to add to theoretical knowledge.
  • Emphasizing publication of research findings to enhance knowledge in education and social services.
  • Developing areas of interdisciplinary specialization.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    75 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Social Processes 
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Policy Seminar
  • Applied Qualitative Educational Research
  • Applied Quantitative Research 
  • Advanced Quantitative Research
  • Survey Research Methods
  • Advanced Qualitative Research
  • Hierarchical Modeling 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Master’s degree or undergraduate work in a related field such as educational leadership, educational studies, higher education, public administration, counseling, social work, or curriculum and instruction characterized by a distinguished academic record.
  • Demonstrated commitment in letters of application and references to social change and justice with experience in inquiry at a level that will predict successful research and college teaching.
  • GRE general test scores taken within the last 5 years.
  • Research interests compatible with those of CESS faculty.
  • Strong inquiry and writing skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16768 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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