Ph.D. Program in Administration & Leadership


"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." (John A. Shedd)

From sailing in uncharted seas to landing in safety, a successful leader knows where a ship's direction is going and how to respond during each navigational phase. Such a leader can align his crew behind vision and strategy and turn the ship when it is time for a new direction. The PhD program in Administration and Leadership at Marywood University builds on such a mantra by enhancing students' abilities to meet and overcome organizational challenges, build the right team, embrace innovation and drive transformational change through successful, continuous, accountable, ethical and goal-driven performance.

Welcome to the PhD Program in Administration and Leadership at Marywood University. A doctoral program designed for professional adults by accommodating their contemporary busy lifestyle while providing cutting-edge, innovative and cost-effective quality education. A completely online program with executive-type curriculum structured for the development of strategic leadership and administrative skills in a research-oriented doctoral studies.   

Marywood University's online Ph.D. Program in Administration & Leadership uses an approach to articulate administrative and leadership skills that are necessary for mid-level working professionals advance their careers in business, education, healthcare, human services, social work, nonprofit, NGOs, and governmental organizations. The program combines the hallmarks of traditional doctorate studies with emphasis on applied and evidence-based research while providing scholarly opportunities for those seeking employment in higher education.

The program's curriculum encourages students analyze multiple perspectives, make creative connections across academic disciplines, and develop a comprehensive understanding of ethical considerations related to administration and leadership roles. The program prepares students to address the complex challenges of the 21st century in a variety of professional settings with commitment to expertise, care, integrity and empathy in an interconnected world.

Expert Marywood faculty from a variety of disciplines are engaged in the program as course instructors, mentors, reviewers, and dissertation committee members. Apply today and join a dynamic team of innovators that bring the science and practice of strategic leadership and administrative studies into a new hight. Earn your PhD in Administration and Leadership from an outstanding graduate program and a reputable, caring and supportive institution. Make a difference both in your own life and the lives of others. Seek this high-quality degree in a focused, cost-effective, online, and executive-type program. Become the strategic, innovative and transformational leader/ administrator that will make a difference in your career, community, nation and global society. Be part of success, innovation and positive change. You belong here. You belong to the world of excellence in leadership and administrative doctoral studies. You belong with us. Apply TODAY and reap the ongoing rewards.