Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership
Adler University

Program Details

The online PhD in Organizational Leadership from Adler University gives students the skills to create engagement and empowerment in their workplace, and to understand how to best support teams and other leaders. Students are prepared to become innovative and socially conscious leaders in both academic and professional settings.

The curriculum explores the process of finding solutions for complex social challenges. Graduates will understand the role of socially conscious leadership and how to analyze data for the strategic and ethical implementation of initiatives. Every Adler student completes a Social Justice internship at a community outreach site in their local community.

Courses cover subject areas including:

  • Organizational culture and climate
  • Advanced group dynamics
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Leading innovation

Learning Pace


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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Adler University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants without a master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Psychology, Business, or a related discipline may need to complete equivalency requirements in addition to the doctoral curriculum.