2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

92  Release for conducting criminal background check  Following a review of the application, applicants may be contacted to schedule a personal interview. Admission Procedures and Checklist Students must submit the $50 application fee along with the application packet, by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or online with a credit card. The application fee is waived for graduates of Hardin-Simmons. All materials (including application fee, application packet, official transcripts, test scores, and reference forms), must be received in the HSU Graduate Studies Office by the time and date noted in the admission packet. Specific admission procedures can be found at www.hsutx.edu/doctorateinleadership. Qualified applicants will not be considered for admission until their file is complete. Following a review of the application, applicants may be contacted to schedule a personal interview. Transfer Credit For consideration of transfer credit, the student must submit work that was completed prior to admission to the Doctorate in Leadership program to the program director. The director will review the work to determine equivalency to the courses required in the program. For transfer work tobe considered, it must meet the following criteria: 1) the courses are doctoral level work from a regionally accredited university; 2) an official transcript of the work is on file in the Office of Graduate Studies; and 3) the work was completed during the last 10 years. If approved by the program director, a maximum of 12 hours may be transferred provided the students did not complete the previous degree. A maximum of 6 hours may be transferred from a previously completed doctoral degree. University Financial Aid Policies Doctoral-level students in the Leadership Program are considered full-time for federal financial aid purposes when enrolled in six hours for a long term; three hours qualifies for half-time in a fall or spring semester. Students who take a minimum of three hours during Summer I and/or Summer II are eligible for federal financial assistance. Contact Mrs. Bridget Moore at (325) 670-1482; HSU Box 16050, Abilene, Texas 79698; or bnmoore@hsutx.edu. Curriculum Requirements The Doctorate in Leadership program consists of 57 credit hours completed as part of a cohort group. Students will select one of the listed concentrations. A minimum of five students is required for a concentration to be offered within a particular cohort group. Leadership Core – Total 24 credit hours LDSP 7310 Leadership Models ...............................................................................3 LDSP 7315 Strategic Planning ................................................................................3 LDSP 7325 Leadership through the Ages ...............................................................3 LDSP 7330 Servant Leadership...............................................................................3 LDSP 7340 Ethical Decision-Making in Leadership...............................................3 Summer Residencies LDSP 7320 Organizational Leadership ...................................................................3 LDSP 7335 Trends in Leadership............................................................................3 LDSP 7345 Leadership in a Global and Cultural Context.......................................3 Research Courses– 15 credit hours EDUC 7330 Introduction to Research and Design ..................................................3 EDUC 7334 Quantitative Design, Statistics, and Analysis .....................................3

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