This program emphasis is inter-disciplinary and designed under the scholar-leader model to develop scholarship and professional competencies that encourage and emphasize self-reflection and strengthen a commitment to leadership. The emphasis is designed to engage participants in the study of leadership which includes developing leadership capacity in others.
The interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree program is designed for working professionals and welcomes students across a broad range of professions, including education, health care, social services, church, government, law enforcement and business.
Leadership Studies Department
The mission of the Ph.D. program is to prepare candidates for leadership positions in public and private settings by providing opportunities to study and apply theories, standards, and practices in leadership.
Ph.D. Program Learning Outcomes
- Gain substantive knowledge of the field
- Think theoretically and critically
- Frame fruitful ideas & dialogue on course materials
- See research as socially situated
- Design Research: Joins research problems to appropriate methods of inquiry
- Collect and analyze data
- Communicate with various audiences about research
60 credits as follows:
9 credits:Leadership Core
EDL 811 Art and Practice of Leading, 3 cr.
EDL 812 Leadership and Ethics, 3 cr.
EDL 813 Leadership Foundations, 3 cr.
12 credits:Research Methods
EDL 810 The Research Endeavor, 3 cr.
EDL 900 Foundations of Research, 3 cr.
EDL 901 Qualitative Research, 3 cr.
EDL 902 Quantitative Research, 3 cr.
15 credits minimum:Dissertation
EDL 903 Dissertation Research Seminar, 3-6 cr.
EDL 920 Dissertation, 12 cr.
This program area is interdisciplinary and designed under the scholar-leader model to develop scholarship and professional competencies that encourage and emphasize self-reflection and strengthen a commitment to leadership. This concentration is designed to engage participants in the practice of study of leadership and organization development. The program concentrates on continued development of leadership skills of the practitioner applicable to a broad array of professions.
EDL 814 Developing Leader Capacity, 3 cr.
EDL 817 Organizational Development and Change, 3 cr.
EDL 819 Adult Development, 3 cr.
EDL 821 Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
EDL 826 Intercultural Leadership, 3 cr.
EDL 827 Leadership for Social Change, 3 cr.
EDL 853 Organizational Culture, 3 cr.
EDL 856 Advanced Program Planning and Evaluation, 3 cr.