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Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy

Benefits of the Program:

  • A quality curriculum designed by scholars and practitioners from multiple fields and disciplines  
  • A faculty drawn from organizations, universities, and private practice throughout the world  
  • A student body of mature professionals who are committed to learning and scholarship, personal development, and ethical leadership and practice of organization change  
  • Hybrid format with 40 percent distance learning and 60 percecent face-to-face learning in seminar sessions allowing students to continue full-time work while engaged in doctoral study  
  • Diversity and pluralism in the types of organizations and change methods studied; in the demographic composition of student cohorts and faculty; and in research and learning methods  
  • A community of practice that provides both students and faculty a safe educational environment in which to experiment with new behaviors and ideas and to achieve individual and collective learning goals.  
  • A focus on ethical behavior and service to clients, subordinates, and society  
  • A global perspective and appreciation for the dynamics of intercultural and cross-cultural forces in organizations  
  • Five key competency areas: ethics; interpersonal awareness/self as instrument; OD, OB, OT, and allied social science field of knowledge; research; and practice. Integrating strands include leadership; model building; creative and critical thinking; future perspectives and communication