Learn More about the School Improvement Doctoral Program

University of West Georgia Recognized for 8 Top Degree Programs in the U.S.

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

Applications are currently closed for the Spring 2021 admit term.  Applicants will be notified of admissions decision by November 1, 2020.

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

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 complete an online orientation during their first semester, and participate in an intensive Virtual Dissertation Prep Seminar. 
  • 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.