PhD in Public Policy


The Ph.D. in Public Policy with a concentration in educational leadership and policy is a 45-credit program designed for working professionals with experience and interest in educational leadership who wish to attain a doctorate. A partnership between the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service and the School of Education and Human Development under the College of Management and Human Service, this unique program is a cross-collaboration of program and faculty expertise.

The concentration in educational leadership and policy encompasses a range of public and educational policy and leadership topics and issues that include leadership in learner organizations, contemporary issues in educational leadership and policy, economics and public policy, and leadership in a globalized world. The program uses a cohort model where students progress through the program together.