Doctorate Degrees in Leadership

Compare 13 PhD Programs in Leadership

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 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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Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 5 years August 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

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. [+]

Preparing leaders who serve schools, community and social agencies, government, and non-profit institutions in a regional and international world.

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.

Program Details

The Organization and Leadership (O&L) Doctoral program is comprised of 60 credits of study beyond the master's degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation.

Program Delivery

To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays).... [-]


PhD in Transformative Studies (Online Program)

California Institute of Integral Studies
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program explores leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. [+]

Transformative Studies PhD

The goal of the doctoral program in Transformative Studies is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry.

The program encourages students to pursue research topics they are passionate about and supports participation in the scholarly discourse through publication. It views academic inquiry as an opportunity for personal and social transformation, grounding transformative processes in academic depth, rigor, and imagination.

About the Program

Participants in the Transformative Studies program will:

Make an original transdisciplinary research contribution in a chosen area of inquiry... [-]


PhD in International Leadership

Horizons University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 France Paris + 1 more

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 in International Leadership

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.

This program focuses on modern trends in leadership across the globe. Today’s leader is adaptable, a change agent, and demonstrates innovative thinking in a fast-changing environment. The global leader is culturally aware. A PhD will grant the ability to analyze data, anticipate events and influence teams to buy-in decisions. The rigorous doctoral training in a very flexible and one-to-one facilitation will allow every student to easily combine professional and personal obligations with academic requirements.... [-]


PhD in Leadership Studies

University Of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Campus Full time 5 - 7 years September 2018 USA San Diego

As the nation’s first doctoral program in Leadership Studies, USD is internationally recognized as an institution of dynamic innovation and scholarly excellence. Known for our close student/faculty engagement and collaboration, we offer a rigorous yet practical course of study grounded in prevailing theory and a social change orientation. The program is designed to empower the next generation of researchers, scholars, and practitioners to make significant contributions to the field of leadership studies and efforts to address the pressing needs of the world at large. [+]

The PhD in Leadership Studies offers specializations in:

Educational Leadership for Innovation and Social Justice Higher Education Leadership Leadership for International School Leaders Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership Organizational Leadership and Consulting

The program is designed to empower the next generation of researchers, scholars, and practitioners to make significant contributions to the field of leadership studies and efforts to address the pressing needs of the world at large.

What can I do with this degree?

Prospective students are teachers, administrators, mid- and upper-level executives, nonprofit professionals, military personnel, counselors, and leaders in a variety of other professional arenas. After graduation, they may become university professors or work as policy analysts, evaluators, consultants, executive coaches or educational administrators.... [-]


PhD in Organizational Leadership

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus or Online Full time January 2019 Kenya Nairobi Kenya Online

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. [+]

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Introduction

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.

Goal of the Program

The goal of the Ph.D. program in Organizational Leadership is to develop and enhance competencies in teaching, research, consulting and value-based leadership in all sectors of society.

Entry Requirements

For admission into the program, a candidate must be a holder of a relevant Master’s degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 3.00 or its equivalent.... [-]


PhD in Personal and Professional Leadership

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of concepts and theories underpinning the theoretical and practical aspects of PPL, as well as with original and independent scientific research skills to contribute towards the expansion of the PPL knowledge base. [+]

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of concepts and theories underpinning the theoretical and practical aspects of PPL, as well as with original and independent scientific research skills to contribute towards the expansion of the PPL knowledge base.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree for which a mark of at least 65% was obtained. A module in Research Methodology on NQF Level 8 or 9 is essential. Please note: Student numbers constraints necessitate a selection process. Students outside the PPL field will have to comply with the MPhil (Human Resource Management), Personal and Professional Leadership knowledge and skills requirements by means of qualifying short courses about PPL content.... [-]


PhD in Leadership in Performance and Change

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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. [+]

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.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology or Human Resource Development as well as the completion of a research methodology module at Honours and/or Master’s Degree level with an average pass mark of 65% at NQF Level 8 or 9. A module at least undergraduate level or above in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques. Students should have distinguished themselves previously as managers or human resource managers with considerable work experience in organizations (minimum of 3-5 years). Students must be computer literate and have Internet access. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment center and psychometric assessments.... [-]


Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership Studies

University of Central Arkansas
Campus Full time Part time 60 hours September 2018 USA Conway + 1 more

The University of Central Arkansas’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Leadership Studies (LEAD) program prepares scholar leaders to research and acts for the common good. Students come to LEAD from across public sectors: education, public health, community arts, and community development. Throughout the program, students’ expertise is enriched by the scholarly study of how integrative leadership and research can enhance the quality of life and well-being of Arkansans. Graduates of the program are prepared to lead through research to create social change. [+]

The University of Central Arkansas’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Leadership Studies (LEAD) program prepares scholar leaders to research and acts for the common good. Students come to LEAD from across public sectors: education, public health, community arts, and community development. Throughout the program, students’ expertise is enriched by the scholarly study of how integrative leadership and research can enhance the quality of life and well-being of Arkansans. Graduates of the program are prepared to lead through research to create social change.

The Ph.D. in Leadership enlists the Human Development Index (HDI) and other quality of life indicators to gauge vitality and need. With knowledge of networking, decision-making, and research, graduates advance community and human development by targeting educational attainment, community vitality, public health, cultural/fine arts, environmental sustainability, and other developmental factors.... [-]


PhD in Management - Organizational Leadership

University of Guelph
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 Canada Guelph

With the University of Guelph's Ph.D. in Management program, you'll explore complex challenges in modern business management and scholarship, and develop relevant research within one of three unique academic fields in which the University has a distinct strength - marketing and consumer behavior, services management, and organizational leadership. Throughout your time here, you'll be conducting innovative and relevant research, presenting your ideas at conferences, writing papers for journal publications and networking with peers from other universities. [+]

With the University of Guelph's Ph.D. in Management program, you'll explore complex challenges in modern business management and scholarship, and develop relevant research within one of three unique academic fields in which the University has a distinct strength - marketing and consumer behavior, services management, and organizational leadership. Throughout your time here, you'll be conducting innovative and relevant research, presenting your ideas at conferences, writing papers for journal publications and networking with peers from other universities.

Organizational leadership

Develop research concentrations from leadership and management challenges facing private and public organizations.... [-]


Program Management Skills

ADEN campus Lima
Campus Full time 100 hours March 2018 Peru Lima

The challenge of leading [+]

The challenge of leading

GOALS

Develop skills to be an effective coach of the members of his team, to be true developers of human talent in companies. Understand your role as manager of human talent and not as human resource manager. Learn to create a real collaborative work that promotes shared decision making and achieving team to reach high performance, even in virtual environments. Develop effective communication, reaching communicative intelligence, yet their work and personal environment, discovering their own emotional intelligence. Improve negotiating skills, which will enable to establish win-win relationships with their environment, as well as tools to address unequal negotiations in globalized environments. Get effective tools for the management and resolution of conflicts within organizations, allowing making more effective and consensual decisions that optimize relationships and results in parallel. ... [-]

Program Management Skills

ADEN Chile
Campus Full time 100 hours February 2018 Chile Santiago

The challenge of leading [+]

The challenge of leading

GOALS

Develop skills to be an effective coach of the members of his team, to be true developers of human talent in companies. Understand your role as manager of human talent and not as human resource manager. Learn to create a real collaborative work that promotes shared decision making and achieving team to reach high performance, even in virtual environments. Develop effective communication, reaching communicative intelligence, yet their work and personal environment, discovering their own emotional intelligence. Improve negotiating skills, which will enable to establish win-win relationships with their environment, as well as tools to address unequal negotiations in globalized environments. Get effective tools for the management and resolution of conflicts within organizations, allowing making more effective and consensual decisions that optimize relationships and results in parallel. ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Global Leadership

Richfield University
Campus or Online September 2018 USA Los Angeles

The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership (Ph.D.) at Richfield College is a research-centered graduate study and degree program focused on the issues that have shaped our global community and its [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Global Leadership

The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership (Ph.D.) at Richfield College is a research-centered graduate study and degree program focused on the issues that have shaped our global community and its leadership. It provides the students with the knowledge, research abilities, and leadership skills to develop solutions to global problems. The program is looking for individuals with a solid college education and professional achievements that desire to play a greater role in reshaping the world for the better. Individuals who have a passion and vision for developing high quality and practical solutions for the problems our planet and its people are facing are encouraged to apply to the program.... [-]


Ed.D. in Urban Leadership

Kean University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York Union + 1 more

The Kean Ed.D. program in Urban Leadership is a 90-credit program that prepares dedicated educational leaders who understand and appreciate the challenges of urban areas and who are able to make a positive difference in the state’s urban schools, educational agencies, and communities. [+]

The Kean University Doctor of Education in Urban Leadership program is the first of its kind in New Jersey and one of only a handful of similar programs nationwide. The Kean Ed.D. program in Urban Leadership is a 90-credit program that prepares dedicated educational leaders who understand and appreciate the challenges of urban areas and who are able to make a positive difference in the state’s urban schools, educational agencies, and communities. The curriculum, based on an innovative, interdisciplinary, professional-oriented model, integrates coursework and practice culminating in a full-year internship in a school district or community education agency.

The Kean Ed.D. in Urban Leadership program is designed to create an advanced and diverse environment which supports personal and professional learning regarding school, family, and community. Students are provided with the knowledge and advanced skills they need to work effectively to improve educational practice and improve the academic achievement of urban students. The program provides solid intermediate and advanced training and the opportunity to put theory into practice through activities included in all coursework and the full-year internship.... [-]