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.
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 Advanced Qualitative Research, 3 cr.
EDL 902 Advanced Quantitative Research, 3 cr.
15 credits minimum: Dissertation
EDL 903 Dissertation Research Seminar, 3-6 cr.
EDL 920 Dissertation, 12 cr.
Leadership Studies Concentration
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.