33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
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The Educational Leadership and Policy program from University of Arizona is designed to expand the boundaries of the educational leadership and policy field with an explicit foci on inclusivity, social justice, and anti-racism. 

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Key Features

The Educational Leadership and Policy program from University of Arizona prepares leaders to achieve results in the nation's schools by translating theory and knowledge into practice, applying skills in interpersonal relations and political diplomacy, applying research and data-based, decision-making skills, and following ethical principles. This doctoral program is designed for practicing and aspiring administrators who wish to expand their skills as researchers and policy makers.

The program of study for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in the Educational Leadership Program (EDL) at the University of Arizona leads to an advanced research degree with an emphasis on leadership and policy research that addresses complex issues of social justice and anti-racism. Educational leaders completing course work, examinations and research for the Ph.D. are prepared to work in public schools, public policy and academic settings.

The course work and research are designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge of the field and of research design and methods with an emphasis on a particular area of interest. Degrees are granted based on a student’s competence in the literature and research in the field, their ability to think critically, and their demonstrated ability to do independent research. Student must have acquired the ability to make persuasive academic arguments with clarity and fluency in both written and oral communication. Completion of course work is a necessary but not sufficient requirement for completion of the degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policy Analysis in Education Leadership
  • Organization, Operation & Resource Leadership
  • Leadership for the School and Diverse Community
  • Leadership for Social Justice: Ethics and Law
  • Disciplined Inquiry in Education,3 Units, Regular Grades
  • Critically Evaluating Education Policy Research
  • Market-Based Educational Reform

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72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current employment as an administrator or previous leadership experience
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 for graduate work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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