Academics

Doctorates

Western Illinois University is proud to offer two doctoral degrees.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership degree will provide current administrators with the leadership skills needed to lead schools to success in the rapidly changing educational landscape of PK-12 public education. Using a mid-career focus, the program prepares principals, superintendents, and other school leaders who have or are eligible for superintendent certification for evolving levels of school leadership. For more details, visit the Department of Educational Leadership web site.

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Environmental Science: Large River Ecosystems is a multidisciplinary effort that is intended to accommodate student-scientists from a variety of physical, life, and/or mathematical science disciplines. The objectives of the program are to:

  • train scholars who create new knowledge based on fundamental research.
  • produce graduates who are critical thinkers with the skills necessary to develop and manage complex solutions to open ended challenges.
  • mentor students to become recognized for their distinctive academic training and sought after for positions of responsible charge in academic, government, or private sector employment.

For more details, visit the Institute for Environmental Studies web site.