The Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration is a flexible degree plan that offers students the opportunity to pursue either a building-level or a district-level program option, depending on their current educational certification. The building-level program is designed for those who are not currently certified/licensed as educational administrators. The district-level program is designed for those who are already hold certification/licensure as educational administrators.
Both program options require students to complete a dissertation as well as a one-semester administrative practicum experience. The practicum requires students to identify an appropriate administrative-level mentor who will agree to supervise the student during the practicum experience and evaluate the student's performance at its conclusion.
This program of study meets Mississippi's state standards for advanced licensure. Students who intend to seek licensure in another state should verify that this program of study meets the desired state's licensure requirements. For assistance with out-of-state licensure questions, please complete the Professional Licensure Form.