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25 PhD Programs in Leadership

Many Leadership PhD programs are interdisciplinary and welcome candidates from many professional and academic backgrounds. PhD Leadership programs are designed for those seeking to study and lead change for the benefit of the people they serve, from whichever sector their experience lies. Leadership PhD degrees are earned through a combination of coursework and research. Coursework may include suc… Read more

Many Leadership PhD programs are interdisciplinary and welcome candidates from many professional and academic backgrounds. PhD Leadership programs are designed for those seeking to study and lead change for the benefit of the people they serve, from whichever sector their experience lies.

Leadership PhD degrees are earned through a combination of coursework and research. Coursework may include such topics of study as negotiations and conflict resolution, morality and ethics for decision-making, theories in strategic leadership, and research based courses. Some examples of concentrations for Leadership PhD programs are business, education, political, organizational, and community leadership. There are options for full-time and part-time Leadership PhD studies so candidates that must continue to work can be accommodated.

If you are interested in a Leadership PhD, then take a look through the many options and find the program that is right for you!

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California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Our Transformative Studies Ph.D. is CIIS' most well-established online program-one that's innovative and transdisciplinary with a focus on creative scholarship for personal an ... +

Our Transformative Studies Ph.D. is CIIS' most well-established online program-one that's innovative and transdisciplinary with a focus on creative scholarship for personal and social transformation. -
PhD
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
15 Feb 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of San Francisco - School of Education
San Francisco, USA

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their or ... +

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
5 years
English
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The proposed Ph.D. program in Leadership and Policy Studies in Education prepares students to address key research issues facing educational leadership in the UAE. Students in ... +

The proposed Ph.D. program in Leadership and Policy Studies in Education prepares students to address key research issues facing educational leadership in the UAE. Students in the program will acquire expertise in applying and evaluating appropriate research methodologies to recent developments in the field of education relevant to leadership and policy issues. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
31 Dec 2021
Campus
 

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Liberty University
Lynchburg, USA

Our 100% online Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree is designed to give you both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in leadership. Our Doctor of Strategic Leadership ... +

Our 100% online Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree is designed to give you both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in leadership. Our Doctor of Strategic Leadership program focuses on a variety of leadership principles essential to effective business management, with courses culminating in an applied doctoral research project. In our doctorate of a strategic leadership degree program, you will learn the skills you need to excel in the top tiers of the corporate world. -
PhD
Full-time
30 months
English
Online
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London, United Kingdom +1 More

Students who undertake this PhD programme will need to explore the main theories and practices in business and leadership. Provide a broad perspective on companies and their t ... +

Students who undertake this PhD programme will need to explore the main theories and practices in business and leadership. Provide a broad perspective on companies and their transformations through case studies, insights and reports from managers and executives of leading companies. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 
Australian Graduate School of Leadership
Sydney, Australia

The Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) is designed to prepare senior executives to more effectively assume overall leadership responsibility within a substantial multi-busine ... +

The Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) is designed to prepare senior executives to more effectively assume overall leadership responsibility within a substantial multi-business unit organisation operating in intensely competitive national and global markets. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Online
 
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, USA

The strategic leadership program emphasizes business principles, accountability, and leadership theory and applications, which are all areas of reform that national groups hav ... +

The strategic leadership program emphasizes business principles, accountability, and leadership theory and applications, which are all areas of reform that national groups have touted as important for new educational, nonprofit and higher education administrators. Students will be instructed in management principles and in the broader visionary perspectives necessary for effective leadership. The program emphasizes practical applications grounded in sophisticated research skills needed for data-based, innovative decision-making in current and future practice. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland

Academy of Leadership Science in Switzerland is committed to discovering and educating the next generation of the world’s most powerful leaders. We offer various education act ... +

Academy of Leadership Science in Switzerland is committed to discovering and educating the next generation of the world’s most powerful leaders. We offer various education activities combining online and traditional learning methodologies in various domains including different leadership management and business courses and advanced studies programs. The academy will provide you with an exceptional academic experience that will give you the opportunity to strengthen your leadership potential in various business domains while expanding your professional and intellectual abilities beyond your expectations. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 48 months
English
Feb 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Horizons University
Paris, France

The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business research ... +

The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business researchers and also project managers and business owners. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English, French
Sep 2022
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

This is a structured research programme with research-based assignments and the application of research in practice, as the basis for the completion of the thesis. The aim of ... +

This is a structured research programme with research-based assignments and the application of research in practice, as the basis for the completion of the thesis. The aim of the qualification is to develop the advanced competence of the student in designing and developing organizational interventions and procedures. The qualification will make it possible for students to fulfill a leadership role and to adopt a critical and scientific approach towards performance and change. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Pan Africa Christian University
Nairobi, Kenya +1 More

The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership program seeks to produce informed scholars for the local and global context of high integrity, who have a critical and a ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership program seeks to produce informed scholars for the local and global context of high integrity, who have a critical and a practical application of knowledge to issues related to organizational leadership, consulting, and research. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Jan 2022
Campus
Online
 
Point Park University Online
Pittsburgh, USA

Point Park University's low-residency doctorate in community engagement is a unique social lab designed for working professionals who want to improve their effectiveness as le ... +

Point Park University's low-residency doctorate in community engagement is a unique social lab designed for working professionals who want to improve their effectiveness as leaders while gaining a broad understanding of public policy, program development, community psychology, and best practices in leadership and engagement. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Online
 
Boston University School of Theology
Boston, USA

The Doctor of Ministry degree (DMin) is a professional doctoral degree meant to enrich religious leaders in traditional and non-traditional settings, deepen their understandin ... +

The Doctor of Ministry degree (DMin) is a professional doctoral degree meant to enrich religious leaders in traditional and non-traditional settings, deepen their understanding of and commitment to ministry, and refine its practice. The focus of the Boston University DMin is Transformational Leadership, and anyone can become a transformational leader. -
PhD
Full-time
5 - 7 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College
Lewiston, USA

The Ph.D. in Leadership seeks to prepare leaders capable of effectively addressing various challenges that cross disciplinary boundaries and sectors in a global context. Gradu ... +

The Ph.D. in Leadership seeks to prepare leaders capable of effectively addressing various challenges that cross disciplinary boundaries and sectors in a global context. Graduates of the Ph.D. in Leadership will be equipped with the expertise to lead within diverse contexts, from business and non-profit to government and community organizations, with knowledge and skills to work across disciplinary and sectoral boundaries, to facilitate productive dialogue towards consensus, to conduct research and evaluate research done by others, and to foster resilience and sustainability within the environment they lead. -
PhD
English
Campus
 
University of Charleston School of Business and Leadership
Charleston, USA

This program is for those seeking to maximize their executive value to organizations, communities, and institutions. The Doctor of Executive Leadership (DEL) program aims to e ... +

This program is for those seeking to maximize their executive value to organizations, communities, and institutions. The Doctor of Executive Leadership (DEL) program aims to educate the next generation of senior-level leaders as scholars and practitioners who can integrate theory and practice into the discipline of leadership. -
PhD
English
Campus