The MBA/Ph.D. in Educational Leadership program prepares students to assume major leadership and research-intensive positions in a wide variety of education-related organizations, including institutions of higher education, research organizations, private foundations and non-profit organizations, school systems, regional, state or federal government, or companies.
Degree recipients have the knowledge and skills needed to assume positions as tenure-track faculty, tasked with engaging in research and with teaching graduate education courses, as experts with policy organizations responsible for producing or overseeing education related research, and as high-level leaders in K-12 or higher education related organizations with oversight or responsibility for research-oriented functions.
Students may opt to focus doctoral-level course selections around a concentration in PK-12 or Higher Education contexts. The degree requires a minimum of 66 hours of doctoral-level coursework, including fieldwork and dissertation, in addition to MBA requirements.
Students interested in the MBA/Ph.D. in Educational Leadership must apply to and be admitted to the Neeley School of Business at TCU prior to being considered for admission to the College of Education. These students should speak to program faculty and consult admissions requirements and deadlines for the Neeley School of Business. Students must also apply and be accepted to the Ph.D. portion of the degree to participate in the joint degree program. Students applying for the MBA/Ph.D. program are encouraged to visit with program faculty in both Neeley and the College of Education to determine whether the joint program will meet the student’s professional goals.
Program Advisors: Dr. Erin Atwood and Dr. Miriam Ezzani