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Drexel University School of Education

Drexel University's School of Education strives to meet the professional needs and career objectives of those who are currently working in the education field, or who wish to pursue careers as teachers, faculty members, education administrators, and staff members at all levels of education. Through challenging coursework taught by experienced faculty, students are exposed to current research and trends on teaching and administration including the latest developments in pedagogy and instructional technology. The School of Education goes well beyond teacher training: it produces education leaders. The School of Education offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs and a wide variety of certificate, certification and professional development programs to meet the needs of educators and educational administrators. Drexel University is a premier technology university, and the School of Education provides cutting edge technology-based curricula with an orientation in science, technology, and math. Graduates of the School of Education are known for their creativity, technological savvy, preparedness and leadership skills. The School of Education's faculty members are carefully chosen for their expertise in developing these traits and skills in students. The School of Education continues to explore new opportunities for graduate programs and for collaboration and partnership with the education community. These initiatives provide additional opportunities to students who wish to make a difference in the rapidly expanding and diverse field of education.

The MS in Applied Behavioral Analysis degree program

Drexel's MS in Applied Behavioral Analysis enables students to effectively analyze, understand and guide change in human behavior from a systematic, data-driven approach. The MS in Applied Behavioral Analysis degree program with the Autism Spectrum Concentration is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and is ideal for students who plan to work with children and adults who are affected by this disorder. The program offers a practicum at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute or with EI programs, residential and community behavior health providers, or educational agencies.

The MS in Creativity and Innovation degree program

Drexel's online MS in Creativity and Innovation degree program enables students to develop and apply their own creativity to find innovative solutions in the full gamut of work environments, from education to marketing and public relations to engineering to healthcare. Students have access to the prestigious Drexel-Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation, an invaluable resource that helps students develop leadership and problem-solving skills.

The MS in Educational Administration degree program (Principal certification available)

Drexel's online Master of Science in Educational Administration degree program offers innovative training based on a framework of state and national leadership standards for elementary and secondary instructors and counselors to become school administrators. The MS in Educational Administration degree program is ideal for those with an initial teaching certification who are interested in furthering their career by obtaining principal certification with a master's degree. For those interested in a singular leadership credential without principal certification, it offers leadership training that can be applied in any educational setting in the US and around the world.

MS in Educational Improvement and Transformation degree program

Drexel's flexible online Master of Science in Educational Improvement and Transformation degree program allows students to approach a master's degree in several unique ways. Students select from 11 Professional Development Concentration Sets to customize their degree. These concentrations include: - Collaborative Special Education Law and Process - Creativity and Innovation - Educational Policy - E-Learning Leadership - Evaluation and Assessment - Instructional Design - Leadership in Educational Settings - Learning in Game-Based Environments - Learning Technologies - Special Education Leadership - Urban Education Knowledge gained in this program prepares the student for leadership positions in several educational settings, including public and private schools, colleges and universities, national associations, government organizations, not-for-profit organizations, learning science organizations, and more.

MS in Global and International Education degree program

Drexel's online Master of Science in Global and International Education degree program prepares students to work within the complex economic, political, cultural, and social structures that shape learning in different parts of the world. Graduates of the Global and International Education program will acquire the leadership skills necessary to develop, analyze, implement and evaluate educational policies at a variety of institutions and organizations, through interpersonal advocacy skills and cross-cultural communication, using emerging information technologies. It is ideal for those who have already completed a study abroad program, for those who want to transition back to the international realm, for those working abroad, and individuals interested in a second career opportunity.

The MS in Higher Education degree program

Drexel's online Master of Science in Higher Education degree program prepares students to lead complex administrative and management positions at universities and colleges, national and international associations and organizations, government agencies, foundations, and corporations in the U.S. and around the world. The High Education program offers an interdisciplinary, experiential curriculum of coursework drawn from Drexel's School of Education. Foundation study provides a thorough overview of education from the colonial era to present day "virtual" models and examines the organizational and administrative structure of institutional hierarchy. Students take a primary concentration in administration and organizational management and can select a secondary concentration from one of the following areas: "Adult Education," "Community College Leadership and Administration," "Enrollment Management," "Global and International Education," "Educational Policy," "Institutional Development and University Relations," "Institutional Research," "e-Learning Technologies and Instructional Design," and "Student Development and Affairs."

The MS in Adult Education and Organization Development degree program

Drexel's innovative online Master of Science in Adult Education and Organization Development degree program focuses on developing intuitive workplace skills such as resolution, mentoring, coaching, and listening while also teaching students how to evaluate and assess programs and interventions for effectiveness. The increasing demand for strategic leadership in the workplace is universal but especially sought-after within the four concentrations available in: - Strategic Human Resources - Instructional Design and e-Learning - Project Management - Evaluation and Return on Investment Drexel University's School of Education has been recognized as a member of The Academy of Human Resource Development: Program Excellence Network that includes 30 of the best Human Resource Development programs in the nation.

MS in Learning Technologies degree program

Drexel's Master of Science in Learning Technologies degree program is a unique online program that prepares students as leaders who can create learning solutions for an increasingly fluid, interconnected and complex world. The curriculum is framed by national technology standards in 21st century learning, digital media literacy, design thinking, learning sciences, and diverse field experiences. The Learning Technologies coursework builds on Drexel's leadership in the latest educational research and technologies and provides students with a complete framework for understanding the learning sciences and media literacy -- from initial concepts and development of instructional design to how individuals use learning software -- from the obstacles they encounter to the solutions that help them succeed.

The MS in Mathematics, Learning and Teaching degree program

Drexel's online Master's in Mathematics Learning and Teaching trains graduates to improve mathematics in middle and high schools through shared, solution-oriented teaching methods. The Mathematics, Learning and Teaching curriculum builds on leading-edge aspects of education and math in areas such as evaluation and diagnostic teaching, and offers electives that explore higher education and learning technologies. Students work independently on rigorous math assignments and collaborate on the outcome within a community of fellow students and faculty members to produce student-centered, technology-enhanced strategies for middle and high school math learners of all abilities.

The MS in Special Education degree program

Drexel's online Master of Science in Special Education degree program is designed to produce highly qualified professionals to expand educational horizons for all children in need. The Special Education program is a flexible online program with coursework that builds on the essentials of Special Education. Students can hone their skills by pursuing on of five concentration areas: - Autism Spectrum Disorders - Technologies for Special Education - Collaborative Special Education Law and Process -Multisensory Reading Instruction (Wilson® Certification) - Customized Study (for individuals who already possess special education certification)

The MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum degree program

Drexel's Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum program is customized to each student's goals and is rooted in Drexel's philosophy of experiential learning through field experiences and a focus on integrated technology in research. Students have two degree options to pursue: Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teaching Certification Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies The degree program trains students using current learning trends, from advanced techniques of instruction and assessment to the impact of multimedia and new learning technologies. Students focus on diversities in the classroom, such as students with special needs and intercultural learners, and develop solution-oriented strategies for instructional leadership.

The Ed.D. in Education Leadership and Management degree program

Drexel's EdD in Educational Leadership and Management degree program stands alone as a rigorous, accelerated doctoral program that produces leaders with the skills and knowledge to create educational reform. The EdD offers an elite professional practitioner's degree as a completely online program or in a blended delivery format that combines on-campus classes and online education. For achievement-oriented students interested in educational management, the Ed.D. provides a path to Superintendent Letter of Eligibility in Pennsylvania. The program also provides a competitive creative career track into leadership roles within public school districts and private institutions, universities and colleges, national and global foundations, organizations, corporations, and government agencies. The Ed.D. is an expansive, leading-edge program that will prepare you for a full range of educational opportunities connected to human and societal development, with a real understanding of the operations and responsibilities faced by rapidly changing, global learning environments.

The PhD in Education Leadership Development and Learning Technologies degree program

Drexel's PhD in Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies degree program is a rigorous, highly competitive program designed for those who aspire to be leaders in the field of education as researchers, scholars and instructors in higher education and in other educational settings. Small by design, the PhD degree program admits 6-10 students per cohort and provides students with benefits such as research and teaching assistantships that provide generous stipends, tuition remission and health insurance subsidies. The major emphasis of the program is on engaging individual students in collaborative inquiry and research with faculty experts. Specific areas of concentration for doctoral students include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Educational Leadership.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Applied behavior analysis
Master of Science (MS) Creativity and innovation
Master of Science (MS) Human resources development
Master of Science (MS) Higher education
Master of Science (MS) Mathematics, learning and teaching
Master of Science (MS) Special education
Master of Science (MS) Educational administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational leadership development and learning technologies
Master of Science (MS) Education improvement and transformation
Master of Science (MS) Global and international education
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Educational leadership and management
Master of Science (MS) Teaching, learning and curriculum
Master of Science (MS) Learning technologies

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 500
Doctoral Degrees 23

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or GMAT
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline September 1st Not reported No
Winter deadline December 2nd Not reported No
Spring deadline March 2nd Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Doctoral Degree Exam GRE or GMAT
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Not Reported
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 7%
Black or African American 14%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.05%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 5.95%


Male (26%)
Female (73%)


Total faculty
Full-time (37)
Part-time (0)
Male (16)
Female (21)


Focus of faculty research: Leadership development, mathematics education, literacy, autism, educational technology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104-2875
United States
Contact Dr. William F. Lynch
Email: education@drexel.edu
Phone: 215-895-6770
Fax: 215-895-5879