Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (EdD)

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Program Description

The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program in educational leadership and policy studies is designed for individuals who intend to examine the conceptual, organizational, political, social, managerial, interpersonal, and technical dimensions of schools and other educational institutions as they prepare for senior education leadership and policy positions. This doctorate includes administrative core and research classes that emphasize critical analysis of contemporary problems of practice in collaborative study environments with professors, school leaders, and doctoral students.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.