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Organizational Leadership, Ph.D.

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San Antonio, TX, United States
The Organizational Leadership Ph.D. program at University of the Incarnate Word prepares graduates for positions of leadership in education, business, public, and social agencies with the knowledge and capacity to understand organizations and to facilitate organizational change.
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The Organizational Leadership Ph.D. program at University of the Incarnate Word offers an interdisciplinary curriculum involving the Schools of Education, Business, as well as other disciplines within the University.

Students enrolled in this program will experience collegiality and collaboration among students, and as organizational leaders between faculty and students. The course work offers flexibility so that each student can meet individual objectives and have opportunities to take action in practicums and consultation work. The core curriculum grounds the students both in theory of organization and in the tools and methodology of research so that they can contribute to scholarly endeavors and apply theory to problems facing organizations, institutions, and society.

Degree Plan

The degree plan specifies 57 semester hours of course work, a qualifying examination, and 9 semester hours of dissertation writing. The curriculum includes required courses in the fields of Leadership Studies, Organizational Development, Education, and Business and allowance for electives within specialized fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    57 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Concepts of Leadership 
  • Belief Systems: A Cross-Cultural Perspective 
  • Ethics for the Profession 
  • Organizational Theory and Culture
  • Adult Learning and Development 
  • Applied Leadership and Followership
  • Learning Technologies and Organizational Change

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Admission to doctoral study is restricted to applicants whose backgrounds show promise of scholarship in their field of study. For admission to the doctoral program, an applicant must submit:

  • Evidence of an earned Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all college or university work
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a professional colleague or former professor
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores
  • Other specific criteria may be required by concentrations within the Ph.D. program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1000 USD/credit
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  • National

    1000 USD/credit
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  • In-State

    1000 USD/credit
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Living costs for San Antonio

  • 972 - 1510 USD/month
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