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EdD in Educational Studies, Educational Administration

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Understanding that effective educational leaders play a critical role in transforming schools, districts, and communities, the EdD in Educational Studies, specializing in Educational Administration, bridges culture and community, explores innovative ideas, and extends the leadership capacity of education professionals in urban, suburban, and rural K-12 settings.

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Melvin Brown
Melvin Brown, EdD (’20)
Superintendent, Reynoldsburg City Schools

My experience at The Ohio State University was fantastic! I received practical learning opportunities that I have been able to apply directly in the school district in which I serve. I am so very proud to be an alumnus and to represent Buckeyes all over the world!

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Program Features

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Career Paths 

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Funding Options 

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Degree Requirements

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Master's degree, previous K-12 leadership experience

Letter of intent

Minimum program hours


Deadline to apply

December 1

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Program start

Summer Semester (Even Years Only)

Additional Application Requirements

Academic Writing Sample

Special Statement of Intent

  1. Description of a significant Problem of Practice relevant to your current context of professional practice.
  2. Why this problem is important?
  3. Potential underlying causes of the problem.
  4. Ways in which the program aligns with your chosen area of specialization.
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