The question is not “what is leadership?” but “what is good leadership?” Good leadership, like critical thinking, crosses all boundaries and applies to all circumstances in which people work together. Current events in society demonstrate the need for effective leadership. Significant writers and leaders agree that good leadership requires good character. While the applicants may enter the Doctorate in Leadership program with well-developed character, doctoral studies will promote further character development that supports effective, ethical leadership. HSU’s inherent Christian foundation and values provide the perfect base for fostering exemplary character essential for leadership.
This 57-hour program follows a cohort model over four-years. The cross-disciplinary nature of the program accepts students from any fully accredited master’s degree. Students complete six hours of coursework each fall, spring, and summer, allowing for continuation of employment. Students will read the great books of leadership to support a breadth and depth of knowledge in the field. At the end of the program, students will take qualifying exams that require synthesis of knowledge gained through these readings, leadership coursework, and individual research. The culminating experience for the doctoral degree involves the completion of a dissertation related to the student’s interest in a particular aspect of leadership and supervised by a professor.
The Doctorate of Leadership program contains four distinct practices that support effective pedagogy and doctoral study, enmeshing the on-campus environment with various delivery methods:
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