Ph.D. Online

Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (PreK-12)

Pepperdine University

48 months
1665 USD/credit 21228 USD/year
1665 USD/credit 21228 USD/year
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The Doctor of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (PreK-12) program  at the Pepperdine University prepares leaders in public & private (K-12) education from around the globe to create and sustain powerful learning communities.


Key facts:

  • The Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (PreK-12) program at the Pepperdine University is ideal for educational leaders who serve and/or aspire to serve in dynamic leadership roles at school sites, and district and county offices of education. This online hybrid program offers a dynamic curriculum where students learn to integrate, synthesize and apply theories and practices that support research and development of National and Global policy, and advance leadership and change initiatives throughout organizations. 
  • With an emphasis on experiential learning, students will be required to take 2 trips, one global and one domestic. This program culminates in a doctoral dissertation.


Pepperdine University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication/Information Technology and Scholarly Writing
  • Personal Leadership and Stewardship of a Shared Vision of Learning
  • Leading Learning, Innovation, and the Continuous Improvement of Practice
  • Collaborating with Stakeholders and Mobilizing Community Resources in Support of Learning
  • Ethical Leadership and Developing Leadership Capacity
  • Communication/Information Technology and Scholarly Writing
  • Personal Leadership Legacy
  • Creating and Sustaining a Learning Community Culture of Excellence and Responsibility

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




51 alternative credits


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission with a nonrefundable processing fee.
  • Official student transcripts from the regionally accredited colleges or universities that awarded your baccalaureate and master's degrees
  •  Two professional recommendations using the Recommendation Section in our online application.
  • A Statement of Purpose (1,000-2,000 words) addressing such topics as your view of leadership, ability to create followers, propensity to take risks, evidence of a purposeful research agenda, perseverance and demonstrated achievements, future career and life objectives, and reasons for pursuing an EdD program
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE—verbal and quantitative sections) taken within the past five years. Alternatively, applicants have the option to submit a two-page proctored essay on a selected topic. 
  • Your professional CV or resume emailed
  • A personal or group interview with a program director for qualified applicants who apply to the program.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21228 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1665 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    21228 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1665 USD per credit during 48 months.


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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