EdD in Leadership Studies

Drawing on Xavier University’s Jesuit Catholic tradition, the Leadership Studies Doctoral Program is designed to develop authentic leaders who use their expertise and skills to promote social justice and organizational change.  The program emphasizes cultivating the whole person and his/her role in facilitating change and building leadership capacity within individuals, organizations and communities. 

Graduates of this program will be transformational leaders in all types of profit and non-profit organizations, including educational and health care institutions, corporate and community service settings, and governmental agencies.

Accordingly, this degree is awarded to the candidate who has demonstrated a capacity for:

  • Leadership and Change that is ethical, reflective, scholarly and instructional in a variety of organizational arenas
  • Scholarly Research
  • Professional Knowledge & Skills in a Cognate  (currently Educational Leadership; Higher Education, Health Services Administration, and Human & Organizational Learning specializations are proposed for Fall 2015-Spring 2016.  Students can start in Spring 2015 regardless of cognate choice.)

Download the guide to Xavier's EdD in Leadership Studies.


Xavier is currently accepting applications for Spring 2015!  Deadline has been extended to October 30, 2014.

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