2023-2024 Catalog


PhD - Organizational Leadership

The Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in Organizational Leadership (Ph.D.) provides an advanced graduate education for students seeking academic positions in research and teaching at leading universities, and for those seeking leadership opportunities in corporations, entrepreneurial businesses, health care, faith-based institutions, government, and non-profit organizations. This program is designed for working adults who have the intellectual capacity for advanced study, who thrive on the challenge of self-directed learning, and who desire to master the discipline of organizational leadership.

The doctoral degree in organizational leadership offers the dynamic combination of an integrated and seamless lock-step curriculum and technologically advanced facilities. At the very heart of these resources are the faculty and coursework grounded in theory and practice of leading organizational learning, change, and innovation. Our graduate faculty are committed to critical inquiry, excellent teaching, and responsiveness to students. The curriculum reflects current knowledge and best practice and enables the students to meet the rigorous challenges of doctoral studies in a Christ-centered culture.

The desire of the faculty and administration of the College of Adult and Professional Studies in general and the faculty of the DeVoe School of Business, Technology, & Leadership  in particular is to present a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program that pursues the broader university mission by preparing students to be Christian Leaders in their world and to initiate significant change for Christ. The faculty value the integration of Christian principles of faith and practice into both academic and work settings. For that reason, all classes include a component of faith integration, either through the basic nature of the course or via specific course objectives. It is our hope that this curricular exposure to faith integration promotes the personal growth and spiritual development by each student in the program.


Indiana Weselayan