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Executive Ph.D. in Leadership

Academic institutions around the country need people who can guide and lead them in positive new directions, and that could be you. With an executive format doctorate degree in leadership from University of the Cumberlands, you can prepare to become one of tomorrow’s leaders and take today’s institutions smartly into the future.

During the doctoral program in educational leadership, you’ll participate in a comprehensive study of effective leadership, teaching, and administrative methods. The Ph.D. in Leadership will also take an in-depth look at the politics involved in the decision-making process, program planning, and assessment strategies.

The executive PhD in leadership is ideal for working professionals who want a program that fits their busy schedule but isn't completely online. This hybrid leadership PhD program’s requirements include a residency component so you get the practical training you need. The curriculum  will allow you to become an advanced practitioner with community organizations, higher education institutions, and K-12 schools. Program coursework for our executive doctorate in leadership program in Kentucky emphasizes leadership in the collegiate levels of business, criminal justice, education, English, health professions, health sciences, history, information systems, math, and student personnel services.

Earn your executive Ph.D. in leadership online and help lead future generations of learners to educational success. To learn more about our Ph.D. or Ed.D program call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form on this page.

Residency & Class Attendance Policy
Residency weekend sessions are mandatory. You must attend each session in full to receive credit. If you miss any part of the session, you will be counted absent for the entire session. No exceptions. If you miss a single class session, you may make it up at the end of the semester and be required to pay a make-up fee. Missing more than one residency session will result in dismissal from the University.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

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Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.