Educational Administration, PhD

Our PhD doctoral program in educational administration will prepare you with the technical and theoretical skills for multiple roles, including college and university research, teaching and leadership; school district leadership; and public agency leadership. Our primary focus is on research and scholarship in educational administration and leadership, and finding new ways to integrate theory into practice. The PhD program is different from the EdD program in that the PhD emphasizes extensive preparation in research and is more focused on issues of theory as compared to an emphasis on application to practice as a leader/administrator for the EdD.

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Why Educational Administration at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • flexible coursework delivery to meet your needs
  • frequent guest speakers, from local school administrators to international experts in school leadership
  • small seminars designed to stimulate conversation and engaged learning

Program Overview

Academic credential grantedDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Credits required for completion72
Time to completion4 to 5+ years
Course deliveryOn campus
  • Administrative positions in local school administration and state and federal government
  • Teaching, researching and policymaking positions in higher education across New York State and worldwide
Application deadlineJan. 1

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.