PhD - Education: Organizational Leadership

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership program at Northcentral University is designed to explore the basic and specialized aspects of the education field to help you grow your skill-sets and knowledge. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership program at Northcentral University focuses on helping you develop the skills and expand your knowledge of the information needed to succeed in a leadership role in the education field. You will have the opportunity to study broad subjects in education, like legal issues and ethics, but will also select from a number of different electives in order to learn about subjects you may find interesting or valuable. You will be required to take research courses to practice and demonstrate what you have learned during the course of the program. You will also be required to pass all of your classes with at least a 3.0 GPA, pass a comprehensive exam, and write a complete theoretical dissertation in order to graduate from this program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to this program, you should have a lot of patience when working with others and a good sense of organization as well. You should already have studied education-related subjects in prior schooling and have leadership experience that could be applicable to this program. You will be required to have a master's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you will be required to complete 60 credit hours. Of those credit hours, six of them will be from foundational courses, 18 will be from specialization courses, 21 will be from research courses, three will be from an examination course, and 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a Specialization in Organizational Leadership

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
EDU8000-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Education
EDU8001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Specialization Courses
Select 6 courses from the following:
OL7001-8Conflict Resolution and Mediation
OL7002-8Building Organizational Capacity
OL7003-8Leadership for Excellence
OL7004-8Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership
OL7005-8Ethical Leadership
OL7007-8Leader as Coach
OL7008-8Executive Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
Research Courses
EDU8002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU8003-8 Statistics I
EDU8202-8 Research Design
EDU8005-8 Qualitative Research Design
EDU8006-8 Statistics II
EDU8007-8 Quantitative Methods
EDU8207-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Education
Examination Course
CMP9500E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Courses
DIS9501E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS9502E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS9503E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS9504E PhD Doctoral Dissertation

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

After graduating from this program, you could be able to seek out and follow a career path of your choosing. You may be able to use your skills to find work interacting with students and teachers, or in a more research-oriented position.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Tutor
  • School Guidance Counselor
  • Education Administrator