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Doctoral Degree Programs

USC Rossier School of Education offers two types of excellent doctoral degree programs. The PhD is research-oriented whereas the EdD is directed towards educational practice and the application of theory and research. The EdD, while equal in rigor, differs in substance from the PhD.

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Urban Education Policy

The Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Education (PhD) program will prepare you to pursue educational equity through research. The program offers four concentrations: Educational Psychology, Higher Education, K–12 Education Policy and Teacher Education.

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Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EDL) program prepares you to become a critically conscious leader with the skills to think strategically, understand and apply evidence-based research, develop strategies to create equity and foster continuous organizational improvement. The program offers four concentrations: educational psychology, higher education administration, K–12 leadership in urban education and leading instructional change.

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Educational Leadership (online)

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online (EDL online) program prepares you to become a critically conscious leader with the skills to think strategically, understand and apply evidence-based research, develop strategies to create equity and foster continuous organizational improvement. The online version of this program only offers the K–12 Leadership in Urban Education Settings concentration.

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Organizational Change and Leadership (online)

The Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership online (OCL online) program will prepare you to lead systemic improvement and foster equitable practices and policies in your organization by applying research-based strategies.

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Global Executive Education

The Global Executive Doctor of Education (Global EdD) program will prepare you to achieve large-scale improvements across educational systems through the strategic use of policy, innovative practice, assessment and social entrepreneurship. Before the beginning of each term, you will have the opportunity to choose whether to enroll in the hybrid or online learning experience for that term.

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