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Vanderbilt University

Program in Leadership and Policy Studies

Nashville, TN

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Vanderbilt University

Overview

Vanderbilt University / Program in Leadership and Policy Studies is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) K-12 educational leadership and policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Higher education leadership and policy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying examinations

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

104
Applied
11
Accepted
4
Enrolled
11%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
97%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.57%
Black or African American 5.71%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 17.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5.71%
Unknown 2.86%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 0
Male (9)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Charter schooling, pay for performance, access and equity for immigrant and at-risk students, higher-education policy, race and ethnic relations, college student departure, college student success, and international comparisons
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Ron Zimmer
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: ronald.w.zimmer@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-322-0722
Fax: 615-343-7094