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
Required Courses
EDU 8000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001Advanced Scholarly Writing
EDR 8200Scholarly Literature Review
EDR 8203Research Methods
EDR 8201Statistics I
EDR 8204Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
EDR 8205Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
One additional Specialization or Elective Course
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
OL 7100 Conflict Resolution and Mediation
OL 7101Building Organizational Capacity
OL 7102Leadership Ethics to Attain Organizational Excellence
OL 7103Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership
OL 7104Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
OL 7105Leadership in Organizational Change
Examination Course
CMP 9700E Doctoral Comprehensive Assessment: Pre-Candidacy Prospectus
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902AThe Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903AInstitutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904AThe Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

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