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Doctoral Program
Doctoral Program
DePaul College of Education Doctoral Program

Distinctive Features of the Doctoral Program

  • A high-quality program with selective admission and a limited enrollment
  • A community of people with diverse professional experiences and deeply ​felt concerns about educational problems
  • A program that builds connections between practical experience and theory
  • A full-time faculty with expertise in both research and theory and successful practice
  • A strong interdisciplinary, urban and multicultural focus
  • A research perspective embedded in and connected to the realities of professional practice


“I incorporate what I learned in the Educational Leadership EdD program daily, in everything I do. I attained leadership skills and expertise of all the detail that running schools involves at a high level. Perhaps most importantly, I gained a support group of colleagues to lean on, forever.”

Jeff (Educational Leadership EdD ’11)

Superintendent, Community Consolidated School District 146
Jeff, Educational Leadership EdD alumnus