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Program Overview

Marywood University's Ph.D. Program in Administration & Leadership uses an interdisciplinary approach to master administrative and leadership skills that are necessary for working professionals to advance their careers in business, education, health care, social services, and government. Our program offers students to choose one our specializations. The program combines the hallmarks of more traditional doctorates, including an emphasis on research and provides scholarly opportunities for those seeking employment in higher education.

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Interdisciplinary Approach

The Ph.D. Program at Marywood features an interdisciplinary focus that's unique at the doctoral level. This interdisciplinary approach encourages students to analyze multiple points of view and make creative connections across academic disciplines.


Marywood's Ph.D. Program prepares students to address the complex challenges of the 21st century and provides administrative and leadership development in a variety of professional settings with a commitment to expertise, ethics, and empathy in an interconnected world.

Expert Faculty

Expert Marywood faculty from a variety of disciplines are engaged in the Ph.D. Program as course instructors, mentors, and exam evaluators. Specializations in education, organizational leadership, health promotion, and public administration capitalize on the particular strengths of Marywood's faculty.

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