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Doctor of Philosophy in Community College Leadership

Program Details

Old Dominion University offers the online Ph.D. in Community College Leadership. The Doctor of Philosophy in Community College Leadership (Ph.D.) degree is designed to meet the executive leadership needs of the nation’s community colleges. The curriculum is designed for professionals who want to increase their knowledge and leadership opportunities in areas such as: curriculum, finance, leadership and administration, policy development, and workforce development. Students develop skills that enable them to assume advanced leadership positions at community colleges; work for state councils of higher education; or work at regional, national, and discipline-specific accrediting bodies.

The program is designed for those currently working in community colleges who want to increase knowledge and leadership opportunities in areas such as:

  • Curriculum
  • Finance
  • Leadership & Administration
  • Policy Development
  • Workforce Development

Requirements

  • Master's degree in an appropriate discipline from a regionally accredited university
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 overall for the Master’s degree 
  • GRE scores (taken within the last five years)
  • Essay
  • Writing sample
  • CV or resume
  • Three letters of recommendation

The first and second-year students in this doctoral program must come to ODU main campus in June for two weeks of intensive coursework and preparation for the dissertation process.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)