Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

Grand Valley State University has partnered with other Michigan universities to provide pathways for completing a Doctoral program in Educational Leadership. These programs are designed to develop leaders to demonstrate reflective thought and scholarship within the context of a culturally diverse society.

  • Courses are available in online formats.
  • 27 of 30 credits from a completed Educational Specialist Degree in Leadership (Ed.S.) at GVSU will be accepted by Central Michigan University (CMU) and Eastern Michigan University (EMU). These credits count towards the course requirements for the Doctoral programs.
Graduate Program Contact

Gregory Warsen, Ph.D.

(616) 331-6209 

Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University's Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is designed for educational leaders who seek to develop and refine their knowledge and skills to help transform education through practice. The program offers streamlined course options to allow degree completion in 2 ½ years. Evening and weekend courses are scheduled to meet the needs of working professionals. Through multiple perspectives, students gain enhanced insight in the K-12 and higher education environments.

Students interested in more information about CMU's Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership, please visit CMU's program page. Complete your application for admission to Central Michigan University online at: CMU Online Application.

Eastern Michigan University

Practicing administrators find Eastern Michigan University's Ph.D. program is designed to support the application of educational leadership theory. This allows completers to meet the challenges of practice in a changing environment. The program emphasizes applied research and application of that research. Students focus on gaining insight and skills to initiate improvement within educational organizations.

Students interested in more information about the EMU Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership, please visit EMU's Ph.D. Program. Complete your application for admission to Eastern Michigan University online at: EMU Online Graduate Application.

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