This program is designed to meet the personal and professional needs of educational leaders in school districts, higher education, and non-governmental organizations through rigorous courses in leadership, research and policy. This innovative program combines challenging coursework with collaborative faculty-students research labs that prepare students for successful completion of the dissertation and professional application of skills and knowledge.
The following are minimum requirements for admission into the Ph.D. program in Leadership, Research, and Policy. The application deadline for this program is April 1.
The Applicant must:
The 3-year program for working professionals prepares graduates to:
|LEAD 7100 - Intermediate Quantitative Research & Statistics||3|
|LEAD 7150 - Methods of Qualitative Research||3|
|LEAD 7600 - Doctoral Research Laboratory in Leadership||15 (taken over 5 semesters)|
|LEAD 8100 - Advanced Quantitative Research & Statistics||3|
|LEAD 8150 - Applications of Qualitative Research||3|
|LEAD 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation||30|
Candidates must be enrolled for 3 credits of Doctoral Dissertation each semester of doctoral coursework for a total of 18 credits. Candidates must be continuously enrolled in a minimum of 1 credit hour of dissertation credit per semester during completion of the dissertation. Five credits of dissertation credit must be taken during the semester of the oral defense. A total of 30 credits of Doctoral Dissertation must be earned to complete degree requirements.
|LEAD 7300 - Ethical Leadership & Democratic Values in a Multicultural Society||3|
|LEAD 7350 - Leadership, Power, & Authority in Education Policy & Governance||3|
|LEAD 8200 - Large Scale Student Assessment||3|
|LEAD 8250 - Policy Analysis & Evaluation||3|
|LEAD 8300 - Leadership Excellence in Complex Organizations||3|
|LEAD 8350 - The Economics of Education||3|