Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (PhD)

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Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is designed for those who wish to pursue careers as professors or researchers. Coursework emphasizes critical analysis of contemporary problems of practice taught in a collaborative study format with professors, school administrators, and colleague 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.