Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Administration )


The concept of policy formation and policy analysis. The sector study.  Data for decisions in education.  Policy research and analysis in education.  Policy implication analysis.  Futures techniques in education.

Key concepts of micro-economic theory.  Key concepts of macro-economy theory.  Economic analysis of policy issues.  Poverty, public policy and public schools.  Methods of allocating economic resources. 

The principles of development planning and policy-making.  Approaches in development planning.  Development strategies and planning techniques.  Translating educational policy decisions into goals and programmes.

Principles of Tort and Contract law. Legal issues in dealing with public relationships in schools.  Regulation of primary education.  Regulation of secondary education.  Regulation of higher education.  Appointment, tenure and dismissal procedures.  Substantive constitutional rights.  Education bill.  Case law.  Potential legal liability of schools.  Potential legal liability of universities and other educational institutions.  Human rights in educational institutions.  Legal aspects of self evaluation.  The rights of the child and discipline.  Issues of good governance in education.  Rights and Consequences in education.

Doctor of Philosophy

The following shall be eligible for admission. A holder of a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree from the University of Nairobi, or any other institution recognized by the Senate in areas relevant to the disciplines in the department.

Doctor of Education (EdD) – A taught Doctoral Course

A holder of a Master degree from the University of Nairobi  in areas of specialization relevant to the disciplines in the  Department of Educational Administration and Planning or any other institutions recognized by the Senate.  In addition, applicants must have at least three (3) years working experience in the Education sector.

PhD Graduates (Educational Administration ) may undertake a variety of professional roles which include providing management and leadership within the education sector in the government, and private sector, training can work nationally and internationally in the education sector, monitoring and evaluation of education and social sector, undertake research, for organizations including central and county governments, NGOs, Consultants among other sectors. Many are also well-equipped to apply for and pursue doctoral-level work in Comparative and International Education. Finally, our graduates have been absorbed as lecturers in a number of universities in Kenya.

   YEAR 1   YEAR 2   YEAR 3    TOTALS 
TUITION                 288,000.00                       288,000.00                  288,000.00                          864,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                     7,000.00                           7,000.00                      7,000.00                            21,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION                               -                                        -                      50,000.00                            50,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                     4,500.00                           4,500.00                      4,500.00                            13,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                     1,000.00                           1,000.00                      1,000.00                              3,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                     5,000.00                                      -                                   -                                5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                     6,500.00                           6,500.00                      6,500.00                            19,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                     2,000.00                           2,000.00                      2,000.00                              6,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                     5,000.00                           5,000.00                      5,000.00                            15,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                     1,000.00                           1,000.00                      1,000.00                              3,000.00
Grand totals        320,000.00             315,000.00         365,000.00            1,000,000.00