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The Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership, which is 100% online, is designed to equip individuals for the highest level of scholarship and performance across a wide range of professions including business, ministry, government, and non-profits.

This program is designed to prepare working professionals to understand the complexities and challenges of leading change within organizations with the purpose of leading and creating transformative organizations and communities. This interdisciplinary program provides students with opportunities to engage in scholarship and research and develop professional competencies related to:

  • Organizational structures
  • Leadership strategies
  • Analyzing organizational culture
  • Team and workplace culture development
  • Leading organizational change
  • Responding to the workplace and cultural dynamics in an increasingly technological and global society

The PhD in Leadership provides two distinct pathways that enable you to align the program to your own goals and research interests.

Business Concentration

The PhD in Leadership (Business concentration) enables students to advance as scholars and leaders in for-profit and non-profit environments. Prepared to accept high-level positions, graduates of the online PhD in Leadership will be able to implement and create leadership models that assist organizations in meeting their goals and objectives.

This degree will provide students with career pathways as corporate strategists, leadership consultants, or executive leaders. The program will prepare and enable graduates to address the leadership challenges of today and tomorrow.

Christian Ministry Concentration

The PhD in Leadership (Christian Ministry concentration) will equip individuals for the highest level of scholarship and performance in leading churches, denominational agencies, educational institutions, or ministry organizations.

Students may build or advance their careers as pastors, professors, researchers, organizational leaders, strategists, or leadership consultants. The program equips its graduates with the knowledge and methodological tools to conduct research on the pressing ministry leadership issues of the day.

Degree Completion

The fully online, 48 credit hour PhD in Leadership can be completed in 24 months.