Are you a working professional in K-12 schools, higher education, government or human service organizations? Do you strive to be a catalyst for positive change?
The interdisciplinary Traditional Doctorate in Leadership Studies prepares transformative professionals to provide equitable, ethical and socially just leadership in a variety of organizational settings within a diverse society. Ashland University’s program is designed to enhance your leadership capacity. It combines theory and practice with individual mentoring and applied research to train you into a reflective, ethical and effective leader for maximum effectiveness in your chosen career path.
What to Expect
Institutions and organizations around the world need individuals who understand not only how to encourage and lead others, but also how to effectively manage other essential components of leadership – ethical, political and cultural.
In this 59-credit-hour program, you’ll experience high-quality academic content paired with individualized mentoring, both on and off campus. You’ll engage in a rigorous process of research, inquiry and site-specific practice to develop your skills within the context of organizational renewal.
View the Academic Catalog for complete degree requirements.
- Research (16 credits)
- Organizational Leadership (15 credits)
- Cognate (15 credits)
- Proposal and Dissertation (13 credits)
*Hybrid courses meet face-to-face & online (participate in online sessions when it’s convenient for you).
^Cognate courses can be taken any time after admission to the program. The schedule indicates recommended, but not required, times.
Graduates have continued their careers in a variety of areas, including superintendents in school districts of all sizes, college deans, college professors and business executives.