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. Requirements include 27 foundation credits, 18 specialization credits, three doctoral comprehensive exam credits, and 12 dissertation credits.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a Specialization 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 8202Statistics II
EDR 8204Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
EDR 8205Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
One additional Specialization or Elective Course
Specialization Courses
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 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