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Ed.D. in Education (Educational Administration and Leadership Concentrations)

Developing Leaders in Education

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.  

Former Student Testimonies

Read a current student's blog regarding the dissertation process.

Educational Administration and Leadership
• Educational Leadership (K-12)
• Educational and Organizational Leadership
• Student Affairs
For additional information, please contact   Dr. Linda Skrla

Educational and Organizational Leadership (Sacramento Program)
For more information, please contact   Dr. Rod Githens

Current Students can access Forms here.  

Admission to this program is a holistic decision. For more information please see the  Graduate Catalog 
Students apply to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies of the University for admission.
All materials must be submitted as a completed application to the Research and Graduate Studies Office.

Program Requirements: For more information please see the Graduate Catalog

Department of Educational Administration and Leadership
Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211

Phone: (209) 946-2580
Fax: (209) 946-3110