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School of Education

Educational Leadership and Management

Concentrations

  • Athletic Leadership
  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resource Development
  • Special Education Leadership
Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation
EdDPart-TimePhiladelphia, MCCC/Pottstown, Online, Sacramento, Harrisburg

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program

Deadlines

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
Philadelphia, and Harrisburg CohortsAug. 15N/AN/AN/A
Pottstown CohortAug. 15N/AN/AN/A

Requirements

  • Graduate Admission Application

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Admissions

Drexel's EdD in Educational Leadership and Management is a rigorous and demanding program that requires dedication and a significant time commitment. We welcome motivated, achievement-driven individuals with an interest in advancing the educational environment for a progressive new generation of organizations.

Our goal is to provide an exceptional educational experience for our doctoral students. The application response to our EdD program has been significant and student qualifications are diverse. Consequently, we build cohorts by hand-selecting students with the greatest potential to optimize their experience in the program and in preparation for future careers. Because our applicants have diverse academic and life experiences, we provide an opportunity for them to submit additional materials that specifically support their candidacy. Once we receive your completed application, we may arrange for an interview with our program director.

Application Requirements for New Applicants

For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions. (Please note that international students may not apply to this program.)

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended verifying completion of a master's degree in education or an appropriate field and undergraduate degree in an appropriate major
  • Résumé – You may submit your résumé by mail or email it as an attachment to enroll@drexel.edu

    Please indicate at least 3 years of work experience relevant to applicant's professional goals
  • Three letters of recommendation – Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters
  • Essay – Discuss your professional goals and aspirations, including how your current skills, along with advanced study of educational leadership, will be of support in the attainment of those goals.

    You may submit your essay by mail or through the Drexel University Admission Essay form
    • Those applying to the Intermediate Unit cohort must include which IU they work for in their essay
  • Writing sample – Submit a 5- to 30-page writing sample that demonstrates your writing abilities and potential success in the program. Examples include, but are not limited to, a journal article, a paper written for a class, or a manual or technical report.

Supplemental Application Materials for New Applicants

To make your application more competitive, you are encouraged to submit TWO or more of the following items:

  • Detailed statement describing sustained Leadership Activities
  • Detailed statement describing significant Creative Activities / Products
  • Detailed statement describing significant Research Activities / Publications
  • GRE or MAT scores

Application Requirements for Readmission Applicants

Students who have already taken graduate-level coursework at Drexel University do not apply to the EdD through Enrollment Management but rather through the School of Education directly.

  • School of Education Drexel Student/Alumni Application to the EdD
  • Office of Graduate Studies Application for Readmission to a Graduate Program
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended other than Drexel verifying completion of a master's degree in education or an appropriate field and undergraduate degree in an appropriate major (in sealed envelopes)
  • Professional résumé indicating at least 3 years of work experience relevant to applicant's professional goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes)
  • Essay: A typed statement of professional goals discussing the student's professional goals and aspirations, including how his/her current skills along with advanced study of educational leadership will be of support in the attainment of those goals.
  • Writing Sample: A sample of the student's writing that the admission committee can use to evaluate the student's ability as a writer and potential success in the doctoral program. The minimum length of the sample is five pages and should not exceed 30 pages. Examples of possible writing samples include, but are not limited to, journal articles, paper from a course, or some written work product such as a manual or technical report.

Supplemental Application Materials for Readmission Applicants

Students are encouraged to submit TWO or more of the following items:

  • Detailed statement describing sustained Leadership Activities
  • Detailed statement describing significant Creative Activities / Products
  • Detailed statement describing significant Research Activities / Publications
  • GRE or MAT scores

In order to submit an application for consideration, applicants must assemble all materials (in one complete package if possible) and send them to:

School of Education
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Once we receive your completed application, we may arrange for an interview with the appropriate program director.

Online Program

Please refer to Drexel University Online for application requirements and deadlines.

Sacramento Program

Please refer to the Center for Graduate Studies application for requirements and deadlines.

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More Information

Educational Leadership and Management program

University Catalog

School of Education

School of Education
215-895-6770
education@drexel.edu

Mailing Addresses

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    Drexel University
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    PO Box 34789
    Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
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    Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

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