Lead the Way with an Online PhD in Strategic Leadership & Administrative Studies
With an emphasis on applied and evidence-based research, the Ph.D. program in Strategic Leadership and Administrative Studies (SLAS) offers students an interdisciplinary doctoral program designed for professional adults by accommodating their contemporary busy lifestyles, while also providing a cutting-edge, innovative, and cost-effective quality education. Our outstanding and experienced faculty, including Fulbright Scholars, uses dynamic teaching methods designed for learning adults and effective graduate studies.
- Completely online with full- or part-time options.
- Outstanding and experienced faculty, including Fulbright Scholars
- Open enrollment throughout the academic year
Established in 1996, Marywood's doctoral program is completely online with an executive-type curriculum structured for the development of strategic leadership and administrative skills in interdisciplinary research-oriented doctoral studies.
Our Ph.D. program prepares students to address the most complex challenges of the modern era and provide leadership in any professional setting, but a doctoral degree from Marywood is particularly useful in the areas of:
- Institutions of higher education
- Secondary institutions of education
- City, county, state, and federal government
- Global governance
- Nonprofit organizations
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
- Secondary and higher education institutions
- Police departments and federal law enforcement agencies
- Relief agencies (local, county, and national levels)
- Emergency response agencies (local, county, and national levels)
Outcomes & Opportunities
Top Career Paths
- Chief Executive Officer
- Training/Development Manager
- Business Professor
- Education Administrator
Dig Deeper Into the Program Details
- Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Completed application
- Official, sealed transcripts
- Two or three letters of recommendation
The program is only 60 credit hours and consists of 15 courses, 2 seminars, and 9 dissertation credits. Up to 12 eligible master-level credits are considered for transfer.
Credit Transfer Policy
The PhD program in Strategic Leadership and Administrative Studies (SLAS) accepts the transfer of qualified master-level credits to the program as electives. The following conditions must apply:
- Up to 12 graduate credits (4 eligible courses) from an accredited institution can be transferred to the program.
- A student must be enrolled in the program before applying for credit transfer and all credit transfer applications must be approved by the Program Director.
- Transferred credits must be related to the program's field of study. Practicum, field-studies, internships, and clinical courses are not considered.
- Grade of any transferred course must be B or higher.
- All approved transferred credits will be accepted as electives.
Even though the program is online, for those that would like, faculty is on camps for your needs. You also have access to all the services and campus amenities, so we hope to see you around campus!
Map & Directions
The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.
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Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. The flagship international educational program sponsored by the U.S. Government, the Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and the people other countries.
Tuition & Fees:
Dr. Stanley Kania
Dr. Phil Jenkins
Dr. Christina Brundage
Dr. Lia Palimiter
Dr. Amy Paciej-Woodruff
Dr. Deborah Hokien
Dr. Matthew Caputo
Dr. Caroline Millen
Selected Dissertation Faculty
(Dissertation Committee Chairs, Committee Members, Dissertation Readers)
|Dr. Jennifer Barna||Dr. Stanley Kania||Dr. Karen Rich|
|Dr. Helen Battisti||Dr. Diane Keller||Dr. Patrick Seffrin|
|Dr. Joe Behun||Sister Angela Kim||Dr. Robert Shaw|
|Dr. Marie Bonavoglia||Dr. Monica Law||Dr. Adam Shiprintzen|
|Dr. Tammy Brown||Dr. Douglas Lawrence||Dr. Sunny Sinha|
|Dr. Christina Brundage||Dr. Alan Levine||Dr. Chris Speicher|
|Dr. Stephen Burke||Dr. Lloyd Lyter||Dr. Kielty Turner|
|Dr. Matthew Caputo||Dr. Lia Palmiter||Dr. Alex Vari|
|Dr. Arthur Comstock||Sister Joan McCusker||Dr. Bruce Wisenburn|
|Dr. Deborah Hokien||Dr. Caroline Millen||Dr. Amy Paciej-Woodruff|
|Dr. Lynn Hutchings||Dr. Tracie Pasold||Dr. Frances Zauhar|
|Dr. Phil Jenkins||Dr. LoriAnn Pajalich||Dr. Renee Zehel|
|Dr. Mona Griffer||Dr. Vijay Ramchandra||Dr. Mary Ann Zimmer|