IUP offers two programs in Administration and Leadership Studies.
The DEd in Administration and Leadership Studies program is a three-year, part-time program designed to enhance administrative skills for school and college administrators. The program focuses on budgeting techniques, communication skills, team building, leadership theory, conflict resolution, implementing change, research, adult development, and case studies. The monthly seminars combine theory with actual projects that candidates are expected to implement in the workplace. The curriculum is designed to accommodate the schedules of working administrators.
With a focus on leadership in nonprofit and public sectors, the PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies program is designed to educate administrators who work in a wide variety of settings, including health and human services and higher education. The cohort-based program admits between 15 and 20 students at a time. They generally take two classes per semester (although full-time study is an option) throughout the year, including the summer. Classes are offered evenings and/or weekends and are designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.