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Online PhD in Leadership 

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

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

UC's online Ph.D. in Leadership includes curriculum options that will allow you to become an advanced practitioner with community organizations, higher education institutions and K-12 schools. Course work for our Ph.D. degrees in Kentucky emphasize leadership in the collegiate levels of Business, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Health Sciences, History, Information Security Systems, Math, Psychology, Religion, and Student Personnel.

For those educators wishing to obtain a Kentucky Rank 1 certification with the Doctorate in Leadership, this requires additional coursework within the School of Education. A Ph.D. in education or Ed.D. alone does not provide the Kentucky Rank 1 certification without an accompanying Planned Program from the School of Education identifying the program courses required for Rank 1. Our knowledgeable advisors are here to help you enroll in the classes you will need for both your Ph.D. in Leadership and the Kentucky Rank 1 certification.

Become the leader that helps shape the future of education for future generations by earning your Ph.D. in Leadership online from University of the Cumberlands. To learn more about our Online Doctorate in  Leadership Program call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form on this page.


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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.