Mississippi College

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Education Overview

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Program with an emphasis in Educational Leadership or Curriculum and Instruction is designed to accommodate the active lives of professionals who wish to assume leadership roles in K-12 settings. The Mississippi College School of Education and Leadership has an exemplary reputation for its preparation of professional educators who are knowledgeable, reflective, and prepared to positively impact the lives of all students.

The commitment and dedication of the leadership faculty is reflected in the vision, " produce the best prepared educational leaders in the history of Mississippi." It is with this vision constantly in mind that the faculty strives to prepare students who exemplify high levels of knowledge, skills, ethical behavior, and commitment. 

The Doctor of Education Program in Educational Leadership enrolls students during the Spring semester of each year. Students may enter with a master’s degree, but must complete the specialist degree before beginning doctoral level courses. The specialist degree requires a minimum of 40 semester hours. Students who enter with a specialist degree are required to complete a minimum of  45 semester hours, inclusive of the dissertation. 

For more information about the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership or Curriculum and Instruction, contact:

Dr. Ruthie Stevenson, Program Coordinator for Educational Leadership
Lowrey Hall 400B
Phone: 601.925.3403

Dr. Tommye C. Henderson, Program Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction
Lowrey Hall 403
Phone: 6019257768