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The Doctor of Education (EdD) at the University of the Southwest is a practitioner doctoral program for the working professional in the field of educational leadership and administration. The program offers an innovative and real-world curriculum that focuses on preparing educational leaders that are dynamic in nature and diverse in their makeup. Emphasis is placed upon preparing administrators for transformational leadership roles and is structured around four domains: 1. Leadership Foundations, 2. Organizational Dynamics and Change, 3. Strategic Planning, and 4. Research.
The Educational Leadership specialization provides students the opportunity to develop an executive-level skill set required for leading and implementing meaningful change within educational institutions. This emphasis is recommended for scholar-practitioner leaders working in a variety of educational settings such as public or private Pre-K-12 schools, institutions of higher learning, or other educational agencies.
*Program admission essay is an opportunity to demonstrate to the committee why you wish to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of the Southwest and showcase graduate-level writing abilities for their consideration. The essay should be 1,000-1,500 words explaining what you hope to achieve by pursuing a doctoral degree, the personal strengths that will help you succeed in a doctoral program, and describe how obtaining a EdD will help you institute a positive social change within your chosen field or industry.
The College of Business Administration at the University of the Southwest has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE Member status page.
University of the Southwest admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the institution. USW does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, physical handicap, or sex in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics and other university-administered programs.