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Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies

Curriculum

Semester Foundation Courses: Core Group 1 Semester Hours
1 ED 790 Methods for Planning and Conducting Leadership Research
ED 820 Leadership Theory
3
3
2 ED 810 Quantitative Research
ED 848 Culture, Climate, and Change Leadership
3
3
3 ED 805 Diversity and Social Justice
ED 850 Policy Analysis and Development
3
3
Dissertation Check #1: Leadership Theory selected; Tentative Problem Identifications; Draft Proposal
Semester Foundation Courses: Core Group 2 Semester Hours
4 ED 815 Qualitative Research Methods
ED 824 Management of Complex Organizations
3
3
5 ED 817 Data Collection, Methods, and Analysis
ED 840 Program Evaluation
3
3
6 ED 844 Strategic Resource Allocation & Development
ED 828 Power, Politics, and Influence in Organizations
3
3
Dissertation Check #2: Proposal Chapters 1-3 with a strong leadership foundation
Semester Supporting Area Courses (Selected by candidate/requires approval) Semester Hours
7 ED 895 Proposal Development
Choose one course from the chosen category below.
3
7-9 700+ Level Electives from

Contemporary Health Administration, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Higher Education Leadership, or Other Education Areas (Reading, Gifted & Talented), History, Nonprofit Administration, Organizational Administration, or other approved areas

Note: Some of these selections may support add-ons to current licensure or certification. Past graduate coursework, NOT previously used for another degree/certification that is less than five years old, may also be considered for transfer credit.
12
8 or 9 ED 889 Leadership Capstone Experience 3
REQUIRED: Pass Comprehensive Written Exam and Oral Exam (i.e., Proposal Defense)
Dissertation Check #3: Chapters 1-3 Complete and IRB Proposal
Semester Dissertation Semester Hours
10-12 ED 899 Dissertation
Note: Additional dissertation hours may be required for candidates who need more time.
9
REQUIRED: Pass Dissertation Defense
Total Hours (Minimum)63
 
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