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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Program Summary

The doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy studies is designed to develop the conceptual, human and technical skills required for successful leadership in schools, colleges and universities as well as for superintendency. You will improve your leadership and decision-making skills, while enhancing your abilities as a reflective practitioner.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Education

Degree(s) Offered: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Areas of Emphases:

  • Specialization in Educational Leadership
  • Specialization in Educational Policy Studies

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 June 1
Spring October 1 December 10
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Graham Hall 223
Program website
lepf@niu.edu
(815) 753-4404

Director of Graduate Studies:
Carolyn Pluim
cvanders@niu.edu
(815) 753-1562

Application Contact:
David Snow
dsnow1@niu.edu

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