Study leadership at Shenandoah University to be prepared to think deeply about, examine, understand and address problems facing organizations of public trust.
The programs are organized around a core of leadership and inquiry courses, complemented by courses in the learner’s concentration and emphasize the application of theory to real world problems and lived experiences.
The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is a graduate degree for those interested in leadership positions in the nonprofit, public, higher education, or governmental organizations. Serving new professionals and those aspiring to leadership positions in institutions of public trust.
The master’s degree in organizational leadership was helpful for me and how I implement the things learned EVERY day. The ethical dilemmas faced on a daily basis with truant and delinquent teens fell under several of the course discussions we had in class, I feel very prepared to handle this along with balancing the more administrative side of the organization.”
Maitland Rutledge ’19 | Timbrook Achievement Center Program Coordinator
The Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership degree is appropriate to professionals with substantive experience in non-profit, public sector, higher education, or service professions. These experiences will inform and leverage learning, position learners’ study in the program, and allow them to assume significant leadership roles in their professions. It is geared towards those who wish to reflect upon and leverage that experience in the context of an academic program designed to enhance leadership and research skills.
The Ph.D. dissertation is not typically a purely academic study, but reflects the application of theory to an organizational concern, thereby, leading to high-level practical action that may result in significant change or development in a community of practice.
Education Administration Leadership
The Professional Studies Certificate (PSC) for Licensure in Administration and Supervision serves students who already hold a master’s degree and want to obtain Virginia licensure in School Administration and Supervision.
Develop the necessary leadership skills to become a successful leader in education administration.
Advanced study in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership program at Shenandoah University is designed to serve learners with career goals related to PK-12 educational administration.
This 36-credit Education Specialist in Educational Leadership degree is an alternative credential for those students who completed the required 33-credits of program core and research coursework in Shenandoah’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (or Ed.D. in Administrative Leadership) but will not complete the EdD degree.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Leadership program is designed to serve full-time working professionals with career goals in a wide range of organizations such as PK-12, higher education, and other research-based institutions (e.g., policy centers, think tanks, education associations).