Global Leadership Specialization - PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Global Leadership

Prepare to help developing regions build modern, sustainable communities with a specialization in Global Leadership. Coursework explores the intricate relationships among strategic planning, management, and leadership from an international perspective. Review effective sustainability frameworks and models and gain strategies for building capacity for community change. You also will study the nature and methods of driving profound change in modern public organizations and gain tools for making effective and timely leadership decisions in complex and uncertain conditions.

Completion Requirements

  • 86 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (31 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Foundation Research Sequence (20 cr.)
    • Dissertation (20 cr.*)
  • Professional Development Plan
  • Four PhD residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days
  • Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded

The majority of our students take over 2 years to complete their doctoral study or dissertation.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

* 20 credits is the minimum requirement for PPPA 9000 – Dissertation. Actual time to complete your dissertation depends on numerous factors and while some students complete with 20 credits, some take longer. For more information please contact your enrollment advisor.

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