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PhD Doctorate in Leadership Studies

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Based on the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person, the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies (DPLS) creates a space where critical thought and moral conviction meet the questions of humanity. For more than 30 years, the program has promoted academic excellence and facilitated the strengthening of conceptual, scholarly, and professional competencies for use in leadership roles that serve others.

This interdisciplinary, on-campus Ph.D. degree program is designed for working professionals and welcomes students across a broad range of professions, including:

  • education
  • health care
  • social services
  • church
  • government
  • law enforcement
  • business

Faculty, staff, and students work together to develop and sustain a learning community in which all members can nurture the personal qualities of self-knowledge, self-acceptance, a restless curiosity, a desire for truth, a mature concern for others, respect for human diversity and individuality, as well as a thirst for justice.

All Are Welcome Here
All Are Welcome Here