Learn More about the School Improvement Doctoral Program

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The School Improvement Doctoral Program will now start admitting students twice a year beginning Spring 2021.

Applications are currently closed for the Summer 2020 admit term.  Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by March 15, 2020.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2021 admit term. Applications are due by 5pm Eastern Time on August 15, 2020.

Orientation for doctoral students admitted for Summer 2020 will take place June 4-5, 2020 at our Carrollton, Georgia campus.

Orientation for doctoral students admitted for Spring 2021 will take place online. Additional details will be posted soon.

Why Choose the Doctor of Education in School Improvement Program?

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The Doctor of Education in School Improvement Program offers a unique opportunity for educators looking for an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based doctoral program that prepares graduates to become change agents in the PK - 12 schools they serve. Coursework is offered 100% online.

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    The Doctor of Education in School Improvement Program offers a unique opportunity for educators looking for an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based doctoral program that prepares graduates to become change agents in the PK - 12 schools they serve. Coursework is offered 100% online.



There are several unique features of the Doctor of Education in School Improvement. These include the following:

  • All coursework is delivered through an asynchronous online environment, using a wide variety of instructional technologies. 
  • Students are required to come to the Carrollton, GA campus for an intensive two day orientation during the first summer, and participate in an intensive Virtual Dissertation Prep Seminar. Orientation will take place online for students beginning Spring 2021.
  • The program may be completed in three years; however, many students take four years or more to complete.
  • Faculty are nationally recognized, committed to school improvement, and understand the needs of adult learners.