Areas of Specialization


Specializations within Marywood's Ph.D. Program allow you to focus on a specific discipline area.

Educational Administration

The Educational Administration Specialization is designed for those pursuing a position of leadership in K-12 school systems and similar academic institutions. It incorporates the regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the post-master's Letter of Eligibility for School Superintendents.

Higher Education Administration

The Higher Education Administration specialization is recommended for those pursuing a position of leadership as a faculty member or administrator at an institution of higher education. 

Instructional Leadership

The Instructional Leadership specialization is designed for those pursuing careers as faculty members in teacher and adult training programs at the college level while incorporating the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education's post-master's Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certification. It also prepares individuals to direct corporate training and professional development programs.

Health Promotion

The Health Promotion Specialization is recommended for those interested in administration, consultation, and evaluative research in health care and health promotion environments.