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The program for Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership with a concentration in P-12 School Leadership is designed for experienced professional educators interested in leading and managing schools, school districts, educational associations, foundations, and state departments of education. Program candidates learn state-of-the-art executive skills, applied theory, ethical decision making and problem solving, organizational structure and function, systems analysis, strategic planning, curriculum assessment and improvement, human resource management, school law, school finance, facility design, and public relations.
The program prepares licensed school leaders for executive level leadership roles and opportunities while also advancing their knowledge as scholars and educational researchers.
We are currently accepting applications thru March 1st, 2022 for the fall 2022 cohort.
To be eligible for admission to the program, the applicant must hold a master's degree from an accredited institution, meet the basic requirements specified for graduate students at Mississippi State University, demonstrate interest in the mission of P-12 schools, and demonstrate academic proficiency based on the following indicators:
- grade point average (GPA) of 3.40 on a 4.00 scale on previous graduate degree(s);
- letter of endorsement from superintendent and two other letters of reference;
- statement of purpose;
- administrator's license and evidence of current and continuing school administration experience;
- résumé; and