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Global Educational Leadership (PhD)

Global Educational Leadership (PhD)
Online doctorate in education leadership student

Earn an online doctorate in education leadership today

DePaul offers a fully online PhD in Global Education Leadership. Tailored to fit around your busy schedule, our flexible program allows you to choose when you learn. You can decide how quickly you want to earn your degree by enrolling either full- or part-time.

Throughout your program coursework, you’ll gain an effective blend of current theory and real-world experience. Here, you’ll critically examine educational leadership as you become equipped with the tools you’ll need to promote the socially conscious leadership of schools and organizations.

As you pursue your online doctorate in Global Educational leadership, you’ll choose one of three concentrations.

  • The General concentration provides a rich knowledge base to analyze administrative practices with a focus on pre-K–12 education, higher education and related fields.
  • By choosing the Global Catholic concentration, you’ll become equipped to lead within Catholic organizations across the globe. You’ll learn to understand and apply Catholic social teachings within the context of leadership practices from a global lens.
  • The International Baccalaureate concentration provides you with an International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate in Leadership Practices, alongside the PhD degree. You’ll learn to demonstrate the habits of mind and leadership, which are the foundation of an IB school.
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A world-class experience full of connections at your fingertips

Here, you’ll hone your skills, build your knowledge and expand your perspective. By studying exclusively online, you’ll gain access to the experiences of educators around the United States and around the world. You’ll see how instructors, students, theories and resources can connect through a common mission.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Priority deadlines for scholarships are:

  • Fall: August 15
  • Winter: December 1
  • Spring: March 1
  • Summer: May 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, official transcripts, résumé, letters of recommendation, a personal statement and a writing sample.

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Required Courses

You’ll take six core courses, seven research courses, an elective, four concentration courses and two dissertation courses.

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DePaul’s Educational Leadership doctoral program stands as the 4th largest in the country.


of Educational Leadership graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.

Alumni Network

As a leader in education, you join a worldwide community of educators in administration, in positions ranging from principals, curriculum directors, superintendents, enrollment managers and more.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s College of Education at (773) 325-4405 or

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