Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organization Development, Evaluation Specialization

This is a concentration of the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development program.

The Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development offers a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development with an emphasis in Evaluation. The Evaluation specialization is designed to train education professionals and scholars in educational program evaluation. This program is flexible to accommodate part-time students seeking a terminal degree in evaluation. Graduates with an Evaluation specialization are eligible for leadership roles in a variety of settings, such as school districts, government agencies, non- profit organizations, educational foundations, private research and development companies, federal and state education agencies, and higher education institutions.

Students in Evaluation take courses in the professional specialty area of evaluation, as well as courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods and applied statistics. All students complete an internship in educational evaluation and a dissertation. Applicants to the program should have completed a master’s degree. Applicants are required to submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination (Quantitative and Verbal), letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae describing relevant past experience, and a professional goal statement.

Those who are interested in this program should contact Dr. Jason Immekus at 502-852-3825 or

This program is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.