Curriculum

Doctoral Seminars

The program includes a minimum of 54 hours of coursework (14 core interdisciplinary doctoral courses and a minimum of 12 hours of master’s-level cognate courses) beyond the master’s level and 12 hours of dissertation research, for a minimum of 66 hours.

LS 800 Human Resource Management (3)
LS 801 Epidemiology of Community Public Health Issues (3)
LS 802 Quantitative Research (3)
LS 804 Qualitative and Action Research (3)
LS 805 Community Dynamics (3)
LS 806 Public Policy (3)
LS 807 Government, Politics, and Leadership (3)
LS 808 Dissertation Seminar: Research and Readings in Leadership Studies (3)
LS 809 Organizational Leadership and Change (3)
LS 811 Organizational Communication (3)
LS 812 Planning for the Future: Economic Trends in the 21st Century (3)
LS 813 System Design and Tools for Sustainability (3)
LS 814 Research Design and Literature Review (3)
LS 815 Leadership Models and Practice (3)
LS 890 Dissertation Research (6)
LS 891 Dissertation Capstone (6)

Cognate Courses

You must complete this requirement (that is, adding another area of content focus beyond the master’s degree) by completing 12 hours of coursework.

If your initial master’s degree was not in educational leadership, the coursework should be from that discipline (at the master’s level). If you already have a graduate degree in educational leadership, the 12-credit cognate can be selected from other academic disciplines.

If you have previously completed two master’s degrees, you do not also need to complete an additional cognate.

In all cases, each student must have already completed, or must complete, the course Principles of Leadership (EDCI 690), as part of the requirements.