The Ph.D. 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. Although this program is offered in the College of Education, it attracts candidates from various career fields such as the military, non-profit organizations, business, state agencies, the ministry, and P-20 education. 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.
As an active participant in these programs you will develop as a leader through an expanded self- knowledge and worldview. You will develop the competencies and strategies to lead others. You will learn how to guide a professional team as you integrate recommendations from research with an assessment of the needs of an organization and create a plan for success. You will explore the political and social implications of education and the educational requirements of a diverse, democratic, multicultural society. You will acquire the confidence necessary to ignite and inspire others.
Warren Bennis has written that the primary goal of leadership is the creation of a human community held together by a common purpose. True leaders, he said, demonstrate a balance of competence, virtue, and vision. It is our mission to guide you in developing all three.
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 7300 - Ethical Leadership & Democratic
Values in a Multicultural Society
|LEAD 7350 - Leadership, Power, & Authority
in Education Policy & Governance
|LEAD 8200 - Large Scale Student Assessment||3|
|LEAD 8250 - Policy Analysis & Evaluation||3|
|LEAD 8300 - Leadership Excellence in Complex
|LEAD 8350 - The Economics of Education||3|
|LEAD 8600 - American and Comparative Foundations
|LEAD 7100 - Intermediate Quantitative Research & Statistics||3|
|LEAD 7150 - Methods of Qualitative Research||3|
|LEAD 7600 - Doctoral Research Laboratory in Leadership||15
(taken over 4 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.