The interdisciplinary Leadership Studies doctoral program is designed to enhance the leadership capacity of working professionals from a variety of organizational and community contexts, preparing graduates to understand the complexities of effective leadership and change, with an eye toward discerning and directing purposeful, authentic collective action rooted in ethical, character-based dimensions of leader identity and responsible influence.
Faculty's average experience in
advanced leadership instruction
A comprehensive and progressive foundation in leadership theory and research
Essential elements of research design, data analysis, interpretation and dissertation advisement
Integration and application of content knowledge to targeted areas of leadership practice
The Leadership Studies doctoral program hones leaders' ability to effectively read the leadership landscape, identifying both the types of leadership exercised by others, as well as the leadership strategies that will prove transformative in the organizations and communities they serve. Graduates of this program have a demonstrated a capacity for:
Gerald Fortson is about halfway through the Leadership Studies doctoral program at Xavier, but he’s already imagining the opportunities the degree will create for him.