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 May 1
Spring October 1 December 10 October 1
Summer June 1 March 1

Contact Us

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

Program and Application Information
David Snow
dsnow1@niu.edu 
815-753-1465

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