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Educational Leadership and Policy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #353 (QS) , UT,
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students are expected to develop expertise in theory and research related to educational leadership and/or policy. This program is designed especially for those who seek careers as high-level administrators, university professors, researchers, or research and policy analysts in educational agencies.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students are expected to develop expertise in theory and research related to educational leadership and/or policy. This program is designed especially for those who seek careers as high-level administrators, university professors, researchers, or research and policy analysts in educational agencies.Students choose to specialize in either K12 or Higher Education. Coursework includes topics in educational leadership, organizations, educational policy, or critical studies in education. Additionally, students will enroll in courses that focus on research methods (qualitative and quantitative) which will help support a two semester research apprenticeship with a selected member of the faculty. Independent research in an area chosen by the student will be the basis of the final dissertation. Assistantships are available to full-time students. Students work 20 hours a week and receive a stipend along with a full tuition waiver.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership Theory
  • Organizational Theory
  • Leadership, Diversity, & Social Justice in Education
  • Education Policy

      English Language Requirements

      • Minimum required score:

        6.5

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      • Minimum required score:

        80

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      Academic Requirements

      You need the following GPA score:

      Required score: 3

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      General Requirements

      An applicant for admission to The Graduate School must meet the following minimum requirements:
      • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, based on all undergraduate work. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of the undergraduate work for admission consideration;
      • Meeting the academic department’s admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their graduate program.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        30371 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 30371 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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      Living costs for Salt Lake City

      • 1000 - 1730 USD/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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