​PhD Leadership Studies

A doctorate in leadership. A lifetime of impact.

Realize your fullest potential as an expert in collaborative, compassionate and effective leadership. At the nation's first doctoral program in Leadership Studies, you'll embark on an immersive and innovative experience, enjoying close engagement and mentorship from faculty along the way.

Focus on one of five specialties: Higher Education Leadership, Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership, Coaching and Organizational Consulting, Educational Leadership for Innovation and Social Justice, Leadership for International School Leaders—or determine your own specialty. You'll complete a core curriculum and international study experience, and you'll pursue a customized track that suits the unique ways you seek to make a difference in the world.

You'll emerge empowered as a leader and/or researcher, scholar, educator and practitioner. And you'll be poised to make significant contributions to the field of Leadership Studies while addressing some of our communities' most pressing needs. Whether your degree takes you into the entrepreneurial realm, into academics, into nonprofits or any other place in need of your skills, you'll find fulfillment, significance and adventure.

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