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What will I learn?

The program for Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership with a concentration in P-12 School Leadership is designed for experienced professional educators interested in leading and managing schools, school districts, educational associations, foundations, and state departments of education. Program candidates learn state-of-the-art executive skills, applied theory, ethical decision making and problem solving, organizational structure and function, systems analysis, strategic planning, curriculum assessment and improvement, human resource management, school law, school finance, facility design, and public relations.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,900.00 per year
USD $12,450 per Semester
Start date

Expected August 2022


Mississippi State University

Starkville Campus, 25 Old Main,

101 Montgomery Hall,



39762, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must request an official transcript from the bachelor’s degree institution and from each college or university attended following the bachelor’s degree.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the program, the applicant must hold a master's degree from an accredited institution

550 PBT or 79 iBT (TOEFL) or 6.5 (IELTS)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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