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EdD in Education - Educational Administration + Leadership

The Benerd School of Education offers doctoral degree options geared to practitioners of education at universities, colleges, school districts, as well as government agencies and advocacy groups operating in the realm of education policy.  Our program also prepares educators for teaching at the college or university level. The doctoral program emphasizes a combination of intensive academic exploration (typically in seminar form), research, scholarly enterprise and a defended dissertation.  All of our candidates enjoy the opportunity to tailor a course of study to the areas of education that interest them most-it's a thoroughly challenging experience, guaranteed to advance your personal growth and your effectiveness as a leader in the world of education.  As a researcher at University of the Pacific, you also benefit from your ability to draw on the extensive resources of one of America's top-ranked private universities.  

Students may elect to concentrate in one or more specific areas. In order to earn a concentration, students must fulfill the general requirements, as well as specific concentration requirements. Each department offers a number of concentration options.

Pacific admits students for fall and spring semesters. Admission to doctoral programs are a holistic decision that take into consideration all the factors of each applicant's background and experience.For more information about the application process, please contact Graduate Admissions.
We're committed to making your education affordable. In fact, nearly 75 percent of all pacific students receive some form of financial aid, with an average financial aid package of $22,000. We work hard to make sure that every student admitted to our program has access to the full array of loans, grants and scholarships.
Check out the ways that our doctoral programs have enriched the lives of our alumni and what they have to say about our programs, faculty, and their experience as a doctoral student at the School of Education.
View a repository of courses and course descriptions offered at Benerd School of Education. This list of courses will help you to understand the topics and teachings our school focuses on. A detailed list of the master's level courses offered can also be found in the Pacific's Graduate Catalog

The Dissertation Process
The dissertation represents the culmination of your work in the doctoral program. Read about how one of our EdD students navigated the dissertation process and learned to love their research.