The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

As one of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development, EAHR is currently home to about 380 undergraduate students, 392 graduate students, 22 faculty and 22 staff.

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Education Administration
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Adult Education
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“What I enjoy most are the opportunities to work with such a diverse, intelligent, talented group of life-long learners,” said Druery. “People who are helpful, friendly and want to see you succeed encourage me on a daily basis.”

 – Donna Druery

Ph.D in Educational Administration, emphasis in:

PK-12 Educational Leadership

Admissions Deadline: December 1

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Educational Administration with an emphasis in PK-12 Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Educational Administration prepares candidates for culturally-responsive leadership and the skills needed to teach, conduct research, and provide leadership in faculty, researcher, and/or policy analyst positions at the university level.

This program is designed for those individuals who intend to build an academic career focused on conducting research in the multidisciplinary field of educational leadership. This academic program will prepare individuals for careers in research universities, teaching colleges, and private, non-profit, state or federal educational agencies. Individual students will work alongside highly-regarded educational administration and policy faculty with expertise in areas including school accountability, educational law, educational leadership, organizational theory, policy and politics of education, school finance and economics, social foundations of schooling, and education reform.

The Ph.D. program is not built on a cohort model, since there is diversity in candidates’ programs of study.


To be admitted to a graduate program, you must apply to the EAHR department and Texas A&M University.

How to Apply

Program Details

Degree: PhD in Educational Administration
Emphasis: PK-12 Educational Leadership
Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Credit Hours: 72

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Degree Plan

The Ph.D. degree plan includes quality course work and research experiences, preparing students to be involved in research.

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Doctoral Frequently Asked Questions


  • I still have further questions—who can I contact to help me answer those?

    Please feel free to contact the Graduate Advising Office in 511 Harrington Tower. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You can e-mail us at Our mailing address is 4226 TAMU; College Station, TX 77843-4226. Office fax number: (979) 862-4347. Please make sure to include a cover sheet when faxing.

  • Can you guide me through the application process?

    Completed Application: A completed Apply Texas application. Apply online at The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Application Fee: A non-refundable $65 application fee for domestic applicants and $90 application fee for international applicants. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Graduate Admissions Office at 979-845-1060. Official Transcripts and Records: Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. NOTE: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University. For information on submitting official transcripts to Texas A&M University, please visit their website.

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  • How soon can I apply?

    Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible!

  • I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?

    Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.

  • Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?

    Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following departments: Student Financial Aid and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

  • What are the typical program costs?

    You can base the cost of attendance on 69 graduate credit hours. The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Cost of attendance estimator

  • Is the Ed.D. in Educational Administration offered online?

    No, the Ed.D. in Educational Administration is not an online program. The courses are offered on campus on Saturdays.

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