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Executive Ph.D. in Leadership

Academic institutions around the country need people who can guide and lead them in positive new directions. With a Doctorate in Executive Leadership from University of the Cumberlands, you can prepare to become one of these leaders and take today’s institutions smartly into the future.

During this online doctoral program in educational leadership, you’ll participate in a comprehensive study of effective leadership, teaching and administrative methods. The Ph.D. in Leadership will also take an in-depth look at the politics involved in the educational decision-making process, program planning and assessment strategies.

As a student of our Executive Leadership Ph.D. program, you will take two courses per semester; the first course matches our existing eight-week online graduate coursework, and the second is a 16-week course where you will be required to meet on campus one day per month, totaling three (3) eight-hour days per semester. Fall classes for the doctorate in leadership include residency class days at both our Williamsburg and Northern Kentucky campuses.

UC's Executive Ph.D. in Leadership includes curriculum options that will allow you to become an advanced practitioner with community organizations, higher education institutions and K-12 schools. Program coursework for our Ph.D. in leadership program in Kentucky (also offered online) emphasizes leadership in the collegiate levels of Business, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Health Sciences, History, Information Security Systems, Math, Psychology, Religion, and Student Personnel.

Tuition and fees are as follows:

  • $500 per credit hour
  • $50 technology fee per term

A three-credit-hour course will have a tuition cost of $1,500 and the Executive Ph.D. in Leadership Degree program requires completion of 66 credit hours.

Earn your Executive Ph.D. in Leadership online. To learn more about this program, contact us today.

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