Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Doctor of Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. The concentration is designed for professionals with a leadership role in an organization or for those individuals who wish to expand into areas of leadership. The specialized curriculum develops the necessary skills to meet the standards for current and future leadership challenges facing organizations.

Students will learn the 69 credit hours with core coursework taught with an emphasis on self-reflection, analysis and best practices used in the practical workplace. The doctoral program with the focus on Organizational Leadership, will properly train and educate impressionable leaders with the most effective and efficient concepts in addition to enhancing developing leaders as agents of change in the application of policy and higher standard of organizational achievement. Students will study essential topics such as:

  • Moving Toward the Future Successful Strategic Action Plans
  • Leadership Development Through Theory and Practice
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Human Resource Development
  • Leading a Learning Organization
  • Leading for Change

Graduates will benefit from the doctorate program when seeking new positions within a current career or when pursuing advanced positions in alternate organizations that require a high level of education in leadership. Successful students will use the learned foundation for careers as professionals with a background in education, human services, human resources, staff development/training; military personnel; middle and upper management; and professionals in business administration, non-profit administration, or many other related fields.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    NCATE accredited


    Students must have a master’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 3.0 grade point average) .

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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