Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development & Leadership
University of Arizona Global Campus

Program Details

Reach the highest level of leadership education with this doctorate in organizational leadership online.  Students will learn to assess organizations based on research, evidence, and critical thinking, creating models and initiatives that are fundamental to the ethical operation of organizations and the ethical practice of organizational leaders.  Perhaps one of the most important skills you will learn after taking into account current events is the ability to evaluate diversity in organizations, seeing this as a competitive advantage, and then to apply leadership skills and competencies in complex, multicultural teams.  Courses, taught by experienced faculty with doctoral degrees, cover such areas as:

  • Employee motivation
  • Executive coaching
  • Performance management
  • Organizational change
  • Ethics

All students complete a dissertation based on a focused research interest that will contribute to your knowledge in your field of study.  

This online organizational leadership degree is designed with working professionals in mind, ensuring that much of what is learned can be applied directly to your career.  There are Specializations available to customize your degree to match your interests and career goals.

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Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Arizona Global Campus is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The University of Arizona Global Campus (formerly Ashford University) is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Students are required to attend three in-residence weekend workshops.

Restricted States

Massachusetts, New York