Doctor - Education: Organizational Leadership

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Through applied research, the Doctor of Education program in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University is designed to offer you an exploration of issues faced by contemporary organizations and the tools necessary to develop effective resolutions for those issues. Read here to discover more about the Doctor of Education program in Organizational Leadership.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's online Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program is designed to examine theories and applications in leadership, strategic planning, and organizational governance. In addition, courses are designed to explore ethical principles and moral dilemmas faced by those in leadership roles. You'll have the opportunity to study the nature of conflict and develop methods of intervention and resolution. Additional topics include coaching principles and theories and organizational capacity building techniques.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're interested in applying to the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program, you should have already earned a master's degree from an accredited college or university. You may also have management or leadership experience in the fields of education, business, or government.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Education program in Organizational Leadership can be completed in 54 credits. This includes six foundation credits, 15 research methods credits, 18 specialization credits, three doctoral comprehensive examination credits, and 12 dissertation credits. Northcentral University may allow up to 12 additional credits to complete the dissertation research if needed.

Courses for a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership

Course NumberCourse Title
Foundation Courses
EDU 7101-8 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 7001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Methods Courses
EDU 7002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU 7003-8 Statistics I
EDU 7702-8 Research Design
EDU 7005-8 Qualitative Methods
EDU 7707-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Education
Specialization Courses
Select six courses from the following:
OL 7001-8 Conflict Resolution and Mediation
OL 7002-8 Building Organizational Capacity
OL 7003-8 Leadership for Excellence
OL 7004-8 Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership
OL 7005-8 Ethical Leadership
OL 7007-8 Leader as Coach
OL 7008-8 Executive Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
CMP 9400E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9401E Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS 9402E Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS 9403E Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS 9404E Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program, you could be able to seek leadership roles in education, business, government or community-focused organizations. Depending on your professional experience, you could pursue positions such as:

  • Postsecondary Professor
  • School Superintendent
  • School Principal
  • Human Resources Director
  • Nonprofit Organization Director
  • Corporate Trainer