Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership Offers Leadership Expertise
Governors State’s exceptional
Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) degree
program prepares advanced leaders who are equipped to meet real-world
problems and issues with sophisticated, multi-dimensional perspectives.
Our doctorate program consists of core courses in leadership,
research, planning, communication, globalism and finance, as well as a
choice of advanced study in one of four concentrations. The Interdisciplinary Leadership doctorate
program is fully accredited by the Illinois Board of Higher Education
and the Higher Learning Commission.
Discover our Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership Program
Our doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership degree consists of a minimum of 60 hours with 33 hours
required in one of the four concentrations, which include:
- Higher Education
- Not for Profit/
Social Entrepreneurship Leadership
- Public Safety
Upon completion of the
required course work, students must also pass the written and oral
Qualifying Exams before they advance to candidacy.
The Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership concentration offers exciting and challenging course
work. Courses include: Leadership in Colleges &
Universities and Theories of Teaching & Learning in Adult Ed. The
concentration also offers the opportunity for Independent Study in
Higher Education. Furthermore to address the needs of busy
professionals, all of the courses are offered online or in a hybrid
format (part online, part face-to-face).
The mandatory culminating capstone
project synthesizes the knowledge and skill gained by students and
involves planning, implementation, completion, and oral defense of a
comprehensive practicum project. It will consist of quantitative or
qualitative inquiry into a topic of interest related to the student’s
primary area of study. In addition a doctoral committee reviews the
project from the inception to its final defense. You will find all of
the information and requirements listed on the Interdisciplinary Leadership web page. We invite you to explore our many degree, certificate and individual
course offerings listed on our website. GSU has a highly diverse
student body made up of individuals of all ages and backgrounds and our
courses are taught by gifted professors. Governors State offers a
program that prepares educators for administrative leadership with a degree from the Interdisciplinary Leadership Ed.D in Higher Education.