Administration and Leadership Studies, PhD

  • PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies students in the classroomAN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM FOR EMERGING LEADERS: This unique doctoral program is designed with working professionals in mind. Classes are offered in Indiana and Harrisburg.

  • 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.

  • Mathilda Spencer

    Inspired By Professor’s Approach

    “I had the opportunity to be the graduate assistant to Dr. Harvey Holtz, a professor who is a great role model. He offered me autonomy and showed through his actions how to inspire learning and expand the student’s ability to think about and discuss ‘the real world.’”

    Mathilda Spencer, Class of 2015, Administration and Leadership Studies, PhD

  • Accepting Applications

    We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 cohort. Classes start summer 2019 at Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, Pa.

    The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.

    Please contact als-phd@iup.edu for additional information.

  • Information Night, Harrisburg Campus

    Come find out more about IUP’s Administration and Leadership Studies PHD program. We will have an Information Night in October 2018 at the Dixon University Center, Harrisburg. You will have a chance to hear directly from faculty, staff, and current ALS PhD students. To request more information or sign up for Information Night, please contact als-phd@iup.edu or 717-720-4064.

  • 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.