The Leadership in Education Ph.D. program emphasizes the generation, critical evaluation and application of knowledge in the field of Leadership PK-Higher Education. This doctoral program is appropriate for professionals pursuing a future career in research universities and other policy and research organizations. Students admitted to this degree may study on a part-time or full-time basis. There is no residency requirement for part-time students. There is a limited number of Teaching and Research Assistantships available for suitably qualified full-time students.
The program provides students with an experience that is unique among Leadership Ph.D. programs offered by other universities in the region. At UMass Lowell, our School of Education (SOE) is large enough to provide access to a diverse range of faculty expertise yet small enough to ensure personalized attention. Our regularly scheduled seminars and meetings ensure the development of collaborative networking and professional relationships. Lowell’s geographic location allows ready access to a wealth of resources, putting students within easy driving distance of urban, suburban, and rural communities of diverse makeup, as well as state government, and non-university research policy centers.
Questions regarding the Leadership in Education Ph.D. should be sent to the Ph.D. Coordinator via email: Jack_Schneider@uml.edu.
The Leadership in Education Ph.D. program requires 60 credits of study beyond the master's degree.
Four specialization courses provide the depth of understanding of the field of leadership, namely:
The core courses are enhanced by additional seminars and research courses ensuring that the dissertation is of significance to the field. Performance-based assessments at key stages of the student’s program ensure rigor, depth of understanding and relevance to the execution of a pilot study in preparation for the dissertation.
The degree pathway can be found in the academic catalog.
Questions regarding the Leadership in Education Ph.D. should be sent to the Ph.D. coordinator via email: Jack_Schneider@uml.edu.
To qualify for admission to the Ph.D. all applicants must meet the following requirements:
Candidates should submit a statement of no more than 1,500 words, that responds to two questions:
Questions about the Ph.D. should be sent to the Ph.D. Coordinator via email: Jack_Schneider@uml.edu.
Application for admission to the Ph.D. program is available online through the Office of Graduate Admissions.