Length: 3.5 years
Location(s): West Los Angeles, Irvine
Format: Evening, Online-Hybrid
The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program prepares students to work in a wide variety of leadership roles and to transform organizations for optimal success and growth. This program is ideal for current leaders looking to expand their career paths and rising executives who would like to advance their academic and professional goals.
This cohort-based program employs the practitioner-scholar model of doctoral training in which academics, clinical training, and research are conjoined. Through rigorous coursework and experiential learning, students gain advanced knowledge in the theory and practice of leadership, learning, and policy. Required national and international trips are woven into the program, providing students with a global perspective on leadership and policy. This program culminates in a doctoral dissertation.
The prestigious doctoral program at the #46-ranked university in the US is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values.
Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education and Psychology generously offers $5,500,000 in scholarships every year, with the majority of students receiving some form of financial assistance.
Recognized as #2 doctoral program with an emphasis on leadership and organizational development by Leadership Excellence And Development Awards for 2018
No GRE or any other standardized tests required. We offer an equitable admission process that considers your ability and commitment to succeed rather than test scores.
Two program formats: Traditional and Global Access (60 percent face-to-face/40 percent online).
Global Access hybrid format is ideal for working professionals to take advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online modalities. The online portion provides flexibility, while the classroom component offers an enhanced experience, a personalized/hands-on approach, relational interaction with peers, and increased quality of learning.
Robust online modules feature engaging synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences.
Face-to-Face classes are conveniently located on our West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, close to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and just off the 405 freeway.
Relevant and emerging field with strong projected employment growth and attractive earning potential.
Nationally recognized faculty of scholar-practitioners with exemplary academic achievements, professional expertise, educational experience, and scholarly credentials.
Cohort model designed to build upon leadership skills, peer support, and lifelong relationships with colleagues
Small class sizes and a low faculty: student ratio provide a supportive learning environment, meaningful student-faculty interactions, and long-term professional and personal relationships.
The extensive Pepperdine alumni network creates influential connections with more than 110,000 professionals.