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Doctoral Program

Executive Model EdD in Jewish Educational Leadership and Innovation

Applications will be accepted after 2/1/2020

The Azrieli Graduate School is pleased to announce that on 2/1/2020 it will begin to accept applications for the next (4th) cohort of its executive doctoral program, to commence in Fall, 2020. The following is a brief description of the program listing courses, faculty, dissertation options, and a calendar of required in-person sessions during the first year.


This program is designed to prepare school and institutional leaders allowing for the participation of educational professionals who may work full-time or reside outside the New York Metropolitan area.

Combining online learning with four required 3-day touchstone meetings (mifgashim) spread throughout the spring and fall semesters, and an annual five-day Intensive Summer Institute, students complete their 51-credit coursework in three and one-half years. Coursework addresses leadership across the realms of curriculum, student support and social-emotional learning, administration, community, and governance.  The program culminates with students submitting a leadership portfolio and scholarly dissertation. Students proceed through the program in a cohort of committed Jewish educational professionals, enhancing the learning and creating a strong community of learners.  

  • Students complete all coursework in a blended format, combining live sessions (mifgashim) and online learning. Each semester (three per annum) offers 6 credits of learning. Students must attend all live sessions and complete online assignments to receive credit.
  • After the first year of coursework, students may formally apply for candidacy for the EdD degree.
  • During the first years of the program, students join in extra-curricular faculty led “labs” in order to acquire experience in educational research and narrow the focus for their own proposed work. In the third year of coursework, students begin work on their leadership portfolio and dissertation.
  • All students admitted to the program, in good academic standing, and who submit a FAFSA, are eligible for generous support. Support decisions are based on need and merit and may be as much as 50% of tuition.

Complete information on Doctoral study at Azrieli Graduate school, admissions guidelines and application forms are available here.

Doctoral Program Director: Dr. Moshe Sokolow.

Senior Doctoral Fellow and AGS Initiatives Coordinator: Suzanne Brooks.

**Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not accepting anything sent by mail, please email letters of recommendation and transcripts to**

**For payment of the application fee, please contact student finances directly**

If you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact our office at 212.960.0186 or