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Educational Leadership and Policy, Ed.D.

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Courtney Preston
(850) 644-6447

Deborah Kelly

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Educational Leadership and Policy web site.

The online Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy is Florida State University's first online doctoral program. This program prepares education leaders and scholarly practitioners to be knowledgeable about organizational systems, actively engaged in research to improve policy and practice, and attuned to issues of equity. The program is developed for working professionals who have a Master's degree and relevant professional experience. Working with premier faculty, students will develop the professional and analytical skills to address the most pressing problems in education. Graduates assume roles as senior-level educational leaders, policymakers, and policy researchers both domestically and internationally.


Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Method of Delivery


Time or Location Requirements

The program starts in summer with three courses including a face-to-face seminar. The face-to-face seminar occurs for three consecutive summer sessions. Cohorts enroll in online courses that build sequentially in subsequent semesters.

Time to Completion

3 Years


The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2018-19 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

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