Ph.D. Online Blended

Organizational Leadership

Pepperdine University

48 months
1665 USD/credit 8325 USD/year
1665 USD/credit 8325 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program at the Pepperdine University prepares students to work in a wide variety of leadership roles and to transform organizations for optimal success and growth. 


Key facts:

  • The Organizational Leadership program at the Pepperdine University is ideal for current leaders looking to expand their career path and rising executives who would like to advance their academic and professional goals.
  • This cohort-based program employs the practitioner-scholar model of doctoral training in which academics, clinical training, and research are conjoined. Through rigorous coursework and experiential learning, students gain advanced knowledge in the theory and practice of leadership, learning, and policy. Required national and international trips are woven into the program, providing students with a global perspective on leadership and policy. This program culminates in a doctoral dissertation.


Pepperdine University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Design
  • Ethics and Personal Leadership
  • Program Learning Design and Evaluation
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Economic and Policy Systems
  • International Policy Experience
  • E-Learning: Theory and Practice
  • Consultancy Project
  • Advanced Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Law and Dispute Resolution
  • Consultancy Project
  • Strategic Leadership and Management of Global Change
  • Qualitative Research and Analysis
  • Contemporary Topics
  • Comprehensive Examination Seminar
  • Dissertation Research
  • Dissertation Completion
  • Induction Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




20 alternative credits


Blended, Online
  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission with a nonrefundable processing fee.
  • Official student transcripts from the regionally accredited colleges or universities that awarded your baccalaureate and master's degrees
  • Two professional recommendations using the Recommendation Section in our online application.
  • A Statement of Purpose (1,000-2,000 words)
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE—verbal and quantitative sections) taken within the past five years
  • Your professional CV or resume emailed to
  • A personal or group interview with a program director for qualified applicants who apply to the program.
  • If your baccalaureate or master's degree GPA is lower than 3.0 or you're seeking an exception to our TOEFL test requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8325 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1665 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    8325 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1665 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Malibu Beach

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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