Educational Leadership Department

Why Cal Poly?

Welcome to the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program!

Top Reasons to Attend CPP For Your Ed Leadership Doctorate: 

    • Convenient Schedule

      Classes are offered every other Saturday.

    • Support

      Experienced faculty provide strong support to students throughout the program.

    • Value

      Costs are much less than those of attending a private university (*see cost comparison chart below).

    • Relevance

      Program curriculum is personalized and cohesive. Classes are presented as face-to-face seminars in order to foster and encourage a community of learners.

    • Community
      Cohort format provides students with comradery and support. This continues post-graduation with a strong network of alumni.

    • Scholarship

      Scholar-practitioner focus provides opportunities for research in the student's area of interest and presentation at conferences.

    • Focus on Social Justice
      Students emerge as visionary leaders who engage, build, and strengthen community and school partnerships for student success.

    • High Graduation Rate
      Individualized advising and faculty attention gives students the resources they need to complete their dissertations and graduate on time.

Cost Comparison





Total Program Cost




 *Based on cost/unit, does not include fees