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Ph.D. in Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies

The Ph.D. program of study combines formal coursework and informal experiences.

The program requires successful completion of 74 credits, distributed among the following areas:

  • Breadth and Depth in Education and Educational Research (12 Credits)
  • Research Core (20 Credits)
  • Content Concentration (27 Credits)
  • Mentored Research Experiences (6 Credits)
  • Dissertation Research (9 Credits minimum)

Research preparation is the foundation of the Ph.D. program. Students begin research activities during the first year of the program, and continue to develop their skills by conducting various research projects with School of Education faculty, presenting research findings at conferences and writing research papers, culminating with the dissertation work.

The program is designed to immerse the student in educational content, inquiry and methodology, so as to ask critical questions and design procedures to conduct research.

For course descriptions, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.