Ashland University's interdisciplinary Doctorate in Leadership Studies combines theory and practice with individual mentoring and applied research to train a new generation of reflective, ethical and effective leaders in P-12 schools, higher education, government, industry, and human service organizations.
High-quality academic content paired with individualized mentoring — both on- and off-campus, through workplace partners — stand as the hallmarks of Ashland University’s doctoral program in leadership studies. With a Doctorate in Leadership Studies, you will engage in a rigorous process of research, inquiry and site-specific practice.
Leadership is conceived within the context of organizational renewal, so you’ll focus your development upon the common values among professionals: a vision of professional organizations, the pursuit of institutional and personal goals and a combination of information and relationships.
As a graduate of this Ed.D. program, you will be better prepared for a variety of leadership studies jobs, including high-level administrative positions with P-12 schools, the government, colleges and universities, and certain private organizations. Our graduates have continued their careers in a variety of areas, including school superintendents in the public and private sectors, college deans and professors, and business executives. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a nationwide demand for leaders and administrators in a wide variety of fields.