Ph.D. Program in Strategic Leadership and Administrative Studies: Curriculum

PhD 2

Foundation Courses (21 Credits)

SLAS 6001  Administrative and Leadership Theories

SLAS 6002  Ethical Leadership

SLAS 6003  Policy Analysis and Organizational Dynamics 

SLAS 6004  Program Assessment and Evaluation

SLAS 6005  Organizational Budget and Finance

SLAS 6006  Administrative Law

SLAS 6007  Equity and Inclusion

Research Courses (18 Credits)

SLAS 6008  Qualitative Research Design

SLAS 6009  Quantitative Research Design 

SLAS 6010  Advanced Quantitative Research (Prerequisite: SLAS 6009

SLAS 6011  Statistical Analysis (Prerequisite: SLAS 6009 and 6010

SLAS 6012  Pre-Dissertation Seminar (Prerequisite: Having completed 45 credits of coursework)

SLAS 6013  Qualifying Seminar (Prerequisite: Completion of ALL coursework

Elective Courses (12 Credits)

Students can choose any four courses of the following:

SLAS 6014  Fundraising and Grants Writing 

PADM 503   Human Resource Management

PADM 508   Communication, Strategic Planning and Organizational Dynamics

PADM 509   Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector

PADM 512   Issues in National Security

PADM 513   Introduction to Homeland Security

PADM 515   International Relations and Globalization

PADM 517   Intelligence for Homeland Security

PADM 519   Crisis Mapping for Humanitarian Actions

PADM 520   Emergency Management and Geographic Information System

PADM 521  Negotiation, Mediation and Facilitation 

PADM 522  Information Security, Technology and Risk Management 

D/OL 1164  Consultancy Project

BUS 562    System Analysis and Design

BUS 563    Information System Database

BUS 581    Acquisition and Divestment

CJ 526      Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice

CJ 598G    Introduction to Cybersecurity

EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations 

EDUC 520 Universal Design for Learning

EDUC 554 Contemporary Learning Theories

ND 535     Organizational Leadership in Healthcare

COUN 505 Career Development

Dissertation (Minimum of 9 Credits)

SLAS 7000  Doctoral Dissertation (Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework and successfully passing the Qualifying Seminar)