Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Overview
Are you looking to take the next step in your career as a senior educational leader?
This doctoral cohort in Educational Leadership and Policy is intended to shape highly competent leadership positions in school systems and other educational institutions. It is specifically designed for working professional educators who want to develop the intellectual and research skills that will help them refine their practice as leaders in educational systems.
The program concentrates on those elements of theory and research concerning leadership, policy, and social diversity that are of direct assistance in understanding and resolving problems and issues confronting educational practitioners.
Key aspects of the cohort program approach include:
- Cohort: Students move through the program as a cohort to encourage the development of networking and communication skills and the building of a collegial community of practice and quality connections between students and faculty.
- Sequence: 8 courses will be offered according to the following schedule: for the first two years there will be 2 courses held during 6 weeks in July-August; there will be 1 course each in the Fall and Winter terms. Comprehensive exams and thesis proposal development will occur at the beginning of year three; the remainder of year three will be devoted to thesis research and writing. All courses will be held in the evenings to accommodate working professionals’ schedules.
- Practice: Courses are based in the practice of educational administration and focus on reflective practice. Knowledge and theory are applied to address issues and problems the administrators are facing in their work.
We welcome applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds.
For detailed information about the program, please consult the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.
At a Glance
Full-time (4 years)
Funding and Tuition
For current information about tuition fees, funding, and financial support, visit Tuition & Financial Support.
This program is not accepting applications for 2024-2025.
Ready to join one of the world’s top universities? Take the next step in your academic journey and start your application to graduate studies at OISE.
Have questions about our program, admissions, financial support or career options after graduation? Our team has the answer you’re looking for. Contact us for one-on-one support.
We host information sessions, open houses and tours throughout the year. Come discover what it's like to study at OISE. Explore campus and meet our community.
Why I Chose Leadership, Adult & Higher Education
Shahidul Islam (Master of Education 2020)
"If you are looking to analyze and address real-world problems in education, OISE is the place. At Leadership, Adult & Higher Education I developed my research skills and contributed to literature and policy that benefits schools and communities across the globe."
General Admission Requirements
Please visit the OISE Admissions website for detailed information about the application process, including general minimum admission requirements and supporting documents.
Ready to join one of the world’s top universities?
Take the next step in your academic journey and start your application to graduate studies at OISE.