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Department of Educational Administration

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Doctorate in K-12 Educational Administration

The doctoral program in K-12 Educational Administration at Michigan State University enrolls professional educators and others interested in the intersections of leadership, school organizations, research and policy. Its mission is to improve leadership practice and to expand knowledge for educational leadership development and the improvement of school organizations and systems. The program emphasizes disciplined inquiry, conceptual analysis, connections between theory and practice and the development of research and scholarship.

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Program Highlights

Individual Attention

Students receive one-on-one guidance around their choice of research and goals.


Some full-time students are fully funded for three or more years.

The support I've had to share my work with other scholars really distinguishes MSU. The comprehensive package you get is better than anywhere else.

Kate Rollert

K-12 Administration graduate

Research in action

Our faculty and students immerse themselves in school organizations to put research into practice. In addition, the MSU College of Education community includes offices and centers that create opportunities to conduct and disseminate education research, such as the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) and the Office of K-12 Outreach.

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Research across the College of Education

Centers and institutes
Tenure system faculty members
Active grants and contracts
Million in annual research spending


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K-12 Administration Information
620 Farm Lane, 402 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
Phone: (517) 353-8480
Fax: (517) 884-1392