Ph. D. On Campus

Educational Leadership

University of North Carolina Wilmington

48 months
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The mission of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at University of North Carolina Wilmington is to prepare aspiring leaders to be informed, proactive, and reflective change agents to improve schools and institutions of higher education for the benefit of all students. 


The audience for the program includes (a) current B-12 public school leaders or aspiring school leaders who plan to move into school district leadership roles or who wish to improve their leadership practice through an education doctorate; (b) aspiring leaders from related disciplines who plan to move into school or school district leadership roles; and (c) aspiring leaders in the student support areas in higher education. 

Key Features 

  • Our students include school district leaders, school and college/university administrators, teacher leaders, and leaders working for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
  • The primary goal of the Educational Leadership program from University of North Carolina Wilmington is to prepare effective educational leaders who are skilled managers, curricular experts, and research-based scholars. Each of these roles requires theoretical and practical knowledge, application of skills, and appropriate professional dispositions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership Theory
  • Social Foundations of Education 
  • Organizational Development and Analysis 
  • Applied Research 
  • Additional Research Courses 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.
  • 3 recommendations to be submitted through the online application
  • Education Statement of Interest Essay
  • Must hold a Master's degree in school administration, supervision, curriculum, instruction, higher education or related field from a regionally accredited university.
  • Current CV or Resume
  • Must have a minimum of three years of documented leadership experience

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 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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