I. Leadership Required Core (18 semester hours)
The required core is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of contemporary organizations and the wide range of influences on 21st century leadership.
LEAD 7303 Leadership in Complex Organizations
LEAD 7304 Leadership and Ethics
LEAD 8305 Leadership Theory
LEAD 8334 Leadership and Change
II. Research Core (15 semester hours)
The research core will prepare students to conduct high quality research.
PSYC 6331 Research Design
PSYC 6330 Advanced Psychological Statistics
LEAD 8302 Advanced Qualitative Research
PSYC 7320 Multivariate and Regression Analysis
LEAD 8332 Leadership in the Global Setting; LEAD 8336 Contemporary Issues in Leadership; LEAD 8338 Independent Readings and Research in Leadership
III. Cognate Courses (15 semester hours)
Courses will be selected from related fields to provide a broader context for understanding societal issues and to provide a deeper content knowledge of dissertation topics. Students will choose courses from education, community development, government, and/or nonprofit fields. Some courses may be organized and offered as an interdisciplinary course while others may be for students in a single cognate area like Gifted and Talented.
Cognate courses may also be offered as part of a field-based research project through our program.
Note that students have opportunities to enter into independent and directed studies in their content and methodology areas – these will be counted toward cognate hours. Occasionally we will post syllabi of some of the cognate courses to give you an idea of what some students have taken.
LEAD 7300 GIS and Research Design
IV. Dissertation (12 semester hours)
Selection of the dissertation project will rest primarily with the doctoral student, subject to approval by the student’s primary research advisor, dissertation committee, and the Director of LEAD. The PhD dissertation is meant to foster research expertise and contribute to the development of theory, methodology, and discipline knowledge of leadership.