Designed for graduate students with a drive to improve the field of education, the vibrant research culture and dedicated faculty of the ELPHD department inspire and guide students from day one through teaching, advising and dissertation supervision.

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Nothing offers greater promise for individuals and communities than education. We know this. Our students know it too.

We are teachers and educators, administrators, researchers, policy analysts and evaluators, human resources and workforce development professionals.

Our nationally ranked degree and certificate programs are led by faculty and staff who are committed to the success of our more than 600 students.

Together, we aim to improve education—from K-12 schools, to community colleges and universities, to workplace training—through applied theory, rigorous research, professional ethics, and data-driven best practice.