Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Leadership

The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum is 63 credits (17 classes). Alvernia University's Doctor of Philosophy has a common leadership core, research core and dissertation. In addition, there are three areas of concentration including: Corporate Leadership, Community Leadership, and Educational Leadership.

The Ph.D. faculty uses various course formats to help you learn, including case studies, lecture/discussion, group projects and simulation exercises to ensure what you gain in one course will reinforce and build on what you learn in others.

Curriculum
(63 credits)

Leadership Core (18 credits):

PhD 706: Leadership: Advanced Systems Theory and Research
PhD 709: Organizational Analysis: Culture, Theory and Change Strategies
PhD 711: Moral and Ethical Foundations for Decision-Making
PhD 724: Theories in Organizational Structure and Strategic Leadership
PhD 725: Leadership: Diversity and Social Justice in Complex and Global Organizations
PhD 801: Negotiations and Conflict Resolution for Contemporary Leaders

Research Core (15 credits):

PhD 701: Advanced Research & Colloquium (6 credits)
PhD 704: Quantitative Research: Design & Analysis
PhD 710: Qualitative Research: Design & Analysis

Select one of the following three advanced research courses as appropriate:

PhD 851: Instrument Design and Analysis
PhD 853: Advanced Quantitative Research: Design & Analysis
PhD 855: Advanced Qualitative Research: Design & Analysis

Dissertation (12 credits)


Areas of concentrations: Corporate, Community, and Educational Leadership
(18 credits)

Required courses for Corporate Leadership:

PhD 727: Developing Human Resources in Organizations
PhD 803: Leadership and Spirituality
PhD 821: Organizational Policy and Finance

Select three of the following electives for concentration in Corporate Leadership:
PhD 814: Seminar in Organizational Law
PhD 815: Economic Development of Organizations
PhD 821: Organizational Policy and Finance
PhD 828: U.S. Presidents as Leaders (only offered during a presidential election year only)

Required courses for Community Leadership:

PhD 729: Welfare Politics and Leadership with Community Organizations
PhD 805: Development and Evaluation of Organizational Policies and Programs
PhD 815: Economic Development of Organizations

Select three of the following electives for concentration in Community Leadership:
PhD 803: Leadership and Spirituality
PhD 814: Seminar in Organizational Law
PhD 818: Federal, State and Local Government Relations
PhD 821: Organizational Policy and Finance
PhD 828: U.S. Presidents as Leaders (only offered during a presidential election year only)

Required courses for Educational Leadership:

PhD 731: Advanced Supervision and Leadership Theory
PhD 807: Curriculum, Culture and Instructional Leadership
PhD 825: Educational Policy and Leadership

Select three of the following electives for concentration in Educational Leadership:
PhD 821: Organizational Policy and Finance
PhD 824: Personnel and Human Resource in Educational Organizations
PhD 830: Current Issues in Education
PhD 832: Law, Advocacy and the Educational Institution
PhD 828: U.S. Presidents as Leaders (only offered during a presidential election year only)

Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility Certification
Four of the courses in the educational leadership track could apply to our Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility Certification program. With the addition of one couse, the Superintendent’s Internship, you could obtain this certification in addition to your degree.

Ph.D. Contacts  
 
Tufan Tiglioglu
 
Tufan Tiglioglu, Ph.D.
Director, Ph.D. Program in Leadership
Associate Professor of Finance and International Business

   Upland Center, Room 219
   Ph.D. information call 610.790.1924
   tufan.tiglioglu@alvernia.edu
   office phone: 610.796.8278

Michele Pearson
Ph.D. Program Admissions

   Upland Center, Room 223
   610.790.1924
   michele.pearson@alvernia.edu




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