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PhD in Educational Administration and Policy

From the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy


The University of Georgia’s PhD in Educational Administration and Policy prepares students to assume a variety of roles in educational policy analysis in pre-K-12 educational research, government, academia, or policy analysis in the non-profit sector. The program also trains future scholars of school administration and leadership.

Quick Facts

  • Taught by renowned faculty in educational leadership, policy, and law
  • Based in Athens but with coursework at the Gwinnett campus
Admissions Information

Deadline to apply: February 1 (fall only)

Academics / Curriculum

The coursework offers two possible “cores,” one in law and policy, and the other in administration and supervision. Fifty-two hours minimum of coursework are required, which includes a core, research methods, a specialization, an internship, and dissertation. Students may have the opportunity to work with faculty on funded research projects, academic journals, and other policy-related projects.

The Student Experience

The University of Georgia Lifelong Learning Association provides a communication network for students, faculty, and professionals interested in lifelong learning. The group also promotes social and professional interaction among lifelong learners and supports learning experiences such as seminars, field trips, workshops, and leadership opportunities.

Career Outlook

Graduate Placements

Data reflects graduates of the degree program as a whole, not any one specialization.

Year Continuing School Employed Full-Time Employed Part-Time Unemployed Other
20131 0% 33% 17% 50% 0%
20121 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%

Where Alumni Are

The state of Georgia
80% Georgia
The state of South Carolina
3% South Carolina
The state of Florida
2% Florida

Recent Job Titles1

  • Research and communications consultant
  • Truancy specialist
  • Principal

Career Fields2

  • University research
  • State institutions
  • Governmental organizations
  • School leadership

Admissions Information

Deadline to apply: February 1 (fall only)

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