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 admits new students during the Spring and Summer semesters. Application deadlines are September 15 for Spring admission and January 15 for Summer admission.

Congratulations to Dr. Tracey Waid as the recipient of the 2022 School Improvement Doctoral Program Dissertation of the Year Award for her study on "Identity Crisis: Organizational Identity's Impact on High School Teachers' Evaluative Feedback Responses."

2022 DOTY Award

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.