Our doctoral program seeks future leaders to be catalysts for transformative change. Our doctorate degree in Educational Leadership prepares professionals to guide the talents of employees and managers, using an imaginative vision to move their organizations forward. Our graduates build strong community through ethical service and are culturally competent to work in a diverse, interdependent world.
The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program (EDLR) is a practiced-based degree that prepares ethical, reflective, culturally competent professionals who lead with skill, demonstrate integrity, embrace diversity and advance social justice. Established in 1976, the program has a distinguished reputation for producing leaders who are making a difference in our world including chancellors and college presidents, award-winning superintendents and principals, and leaders in business, non-profit organizations, business, healthcare, and the government.
Seattle University's Jesuit values in support of social justice, community engagement, diversity and cultural competency make our program truly unique. Our program expands critical thinking skills, engages participants through a challenging curriculum, and involves students in real-life leadership practice.
Informing the program study are these themes: the leader as self, the leader in organizations, and the leader in a global and interdependent world.
The curriculum for the program includes three main strands:
Designed for the working professional, our program features: