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Leaders Across Disciplines

The Doctoral Program in Leadership welcomes all professionals who are committed to better understanding the relationship between leadership and context. Graduates serve in leadership positions in a variety of organizational settings.

  • K-12 Schools
  • Healthcare
  • Community
  • Higher Education
  • Nonprofit
  • Arts
  • Engineering
  • Corporate
  • Government Agencies
  • Arts Ministry

Cohort Model

The program’s cohort component fosters respectful and critical conversation, a diversity of perspectives and camaraderie among learners. Because members of each cohort come from a variety of backgrounds, discussions are rich and experiences are deep. Welcoming, comfortable meeting spaces, meals together and time away from other responsibilities help the cohort members become a powerful learning community. For many, the cohort is one of the most meaningful elements of the program, connecting personally, intellectually and professionally for a lifetime.

The non-cohort element of the program incorporates elective coursework (24-30 credits) in addition to the dissertation. This unique blend of cohort and elective courses enables students to benefit from the best aspects of a traditional doctoral program while gaining the supportive community provided by the cohort model.

Cohort Advisor

Each cohort is assigned a faculty advisor. Advisors assist students in determining appropriate courses for their programs and  recommend action concerning credit for transfer courses. Students are responsible for contacting their advisor before every registration period.