Seton Hall University
accelerated educational doctoral program

Patrick Michel, Ed.D. '04
Superintendent, Salem City School District

Where Exceptional Leaders Learn

Seton Hall University’s accelerated educational doctoral program for practicing K-12 school administrators has trained over one hundred superintendents and thousands of education leaders across the country and abroad.

“Leadership in Education at its Best” ranked Seton Hall as offering one of the top doctoral degree programs in the country

Program Highlights

  • All-inclusive, two-year accelerated doctoral program.
  • Flexible course format includes traditional in-seat, online, and on-site practicums scheduled during the weekends and summer.
  • Close-knit cohort community supporting advancement during and after the program.
  • National reputation with extensive alumni network to enhance career advancement.
  • Dissertation research that forwards leadership, vision, and practice.
  • “Aspiring Superintendents’ Program” for eligible candidates.
  • Practicum for 1st or 2nd year superintendents.

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Please complete the Connect With Us form above. For more information contact Dr. Jan Furman, program director at (973) 275-2482 or email at

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Hear From Our Students

Michael Cohen"My cohort members and professors continuously challenged me to grow – and to do so in a supportive community. Each course was infused with opportunities to develop critical thinking skills – habits of mine that I use every day in my work in educational leadership and policy."

Michael I. Cohen, Ed.D. ‘12
Manager in Assessment, Research & Evaluation
Denver Public Schools Central Office – Denver, Colorado

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