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PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies

Dr. John A. AndersonIt's not too late!  If you are interested in applying for the summer 2015 Harrisburg cohort, please contact Diann Armstrong at

Applications are due on February 15, 2016, for the next Indiana cohort, which begins in summer 2016. Please join us on April 14, 2015, for an information night to learn more about this exciting PhD program! E-mail for further information.

Administration and Leadership Studies PhD Program

The ALS PhD program focuses on leadership in the nonprofit and public sectors and is designed to educate administrators who work in a wide variety of professions.

  • The cohort-based program admits between 15 and 20 students at a time—in even years at the main campus in Indiana, Pa., and in odd years at the off-site program in Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Classes are offered evenings and/or weekends and are designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.
  • Taught by an interdisciplinary faculty, the program is housed in the Department of Sociology and offered in collaboration with the Department of Economics.

For more information, see the graduate catalog: PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies.

Apply now!

Program Coordinator

Dr. John A. Anderson

Indiana: 724-357-2956
Harrisburg: 717-720-4064

Program Sites:


Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Department of Sociology
McElhaney Hall, Room 102
441 North Walk
Indiana, PA 15701

Administrative Staff Support:

Sheila Gardner
Graduate Secretary, Indiana
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Phone: 724-357-2956


Dixon University Center
Richards Hall, Third Floor
2986 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Administrative Staff Support:

Diann Armstrong
Graduate Secretary, Harrisburg
Hours: Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Phone: 717-720-4064

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  • Administration and Leadership Studies Program
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 102
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2956
  • Fax: 724-357-4842