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Administration and Leadership Studies, PhD

PhD Students in classroom

2016 Cohort

Applications are now being accepted for the next Indiana cohort, which begins in Summer 2016.

Information Night

Please check here for updates for the spring 2016 Information Night for the Harrisburg, Pa. 2017 cohort. Feel free to contact or for further information.

Become a Leader-Scholar in the Nonprofit and Public Sectors

The PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies is a cohort-based program that admits between 15 and 20 students at a time-in even years at our main campus in Indiana, and in odd years at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg. Because we recognize that you may be a working professional, classes are offered evenings and /or weekends.

This unique doctorate program is taught by an interdisciplinary faculty from the Sociology and Economics departments. Our unique and specialized program allows you to hone your ability to make meaningful contributions to the civic, economic, social, and cultural well-being of the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

The PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies will prepare you to:

  • Develop your conceptual and applied knowledge about leadership in the nonprofit and public sectors, as well as analytic and research skills needed for planning, decision-making, and evaluation.
  • Collaborate in a cohort-style curriculum, which encourages peer networking and lead to greater sharing of information and support. This is especially helpful if you are balancing graduate studies with work and family.
  • Sociology Department
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 102
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2730
  • Fax: 724-357-4842
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.