Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership
University of Southern Maine

Program Details

Become a leader in your career with this doctorate in organizational leadership online.  Designed for working, experienced leaders, this program has the flexibility needed to study when and where it is convenient.  Other than three in-person residencies, there is no need for your to be on campus.  

This post-master’s online organizational leadership degree offers foundational leadership and organizational theory courses with seminars in ethics, global leadership, and organizational development.  Explore leading-edge issues in innovative ways, combining scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry while gaining knowledge and skills that lead to a transdisciplinary understanding of local, regional, national, and global organizational contexts and challenges.  

Choose from these concentrations:

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Development

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Southern Maine is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires attendance of three short intensives (beginning of each pre-dissertation year of study)