Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Please Note: There is a moratorium on applications to the EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. The program will not be admitting new students during this time period.

Doctoral students in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies participate in a demanding program of coursework and research. You work individually with a member of the faculty on a research project and take several advanced seminars focusing on policy analysis as well as a number of elective courses reflecting your special interests. You are expected, with this intensive support, to write a dissertation of publishable quality that represents a significant contribution to policy and practice in education or training.

Each year, Boston University admits exceptional students whose field of specialization is in:

  • School Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Community Education Leadership

Program Fast Facts

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.