Ph.D. in Leadership Studies
Jeremy Dutschke, Ph.D., Director
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The Ph.D. in Leadership Studies is a 60-hour research doctorate program designed to develop and enhance competencies in order to equip servant leaders for the twenty-first century. The degree consists of a 30-hour core of leadership courses, a 12-hour concentration in one of four areas (business, higher education, ministry, or general leadership), 12 hours of research and statistics, and a 6-hour dissertation.
Academically rigorous and creative, faculty and students engage the study of leadership as a community of scholars from business, education, government, ministry, and other disciplines. In addition to the semester courses, the program includes three summer institutes comprised of 7-14 day intensive sessions. The first summer institute is held in Dallas and focuses upon personal growth, professional development, and leadership courses. The second summer institute includes a trip to Washington, D.C., with a special emphasis on political leadership. The third summer institute takes place in Oxford, England, with a concentration on global and cultural leadership issues.
The application deadline for the next summer cohort is March 14, 2014. The Dallas Institute for the 2014 cohort is scheduled for July 11-19, 2014.
From the Director
Thank you for visiting the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies web page. It is my hope that we will have an opportunity to visit in person during the coming days and weeks ahead. If you desire to continue your graduate studies by pursuing a doctoral degree, I strongly encourage you to consider the Ph.D. program at Dallas Baptist University. Please feel free to contact me as I am here to assist you in pursuit of your goals! -Dr. Jeremy Dutschke
Why DBU's Ph.D. in Leadership Studies?
The Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies equips persons to serve in executive leadership positions within business, education, industry, ministry, civic, or governmental contexts, requiring competence in empirical research with an emphasis on original inquiry that creates new knowledge or theory. Graduates of this program are well prepared scholars who are equipped with biblical, classical, historical, philosophical, and global dimensions of effective leadership and able to make application of the research literature by leading through serving first.
“The most beneficial thing about my classes at DBU is how they have helped me become a more effective leader.” -Cory Hines
"The Ph.D. in Leadership Studies professors are my coaches spurring me on to become the leader God has called me to be. The professors have been sources of great wisdom as they have provided me with guidance, feedback, and even pastoral care. They have embodied and exemplified leadership. Through it, I am growing as a pastor and a leader. That is a real blessing." -Joseph Myung
"Relevant. Impactful. Authentic. Christ-Centered. These are just a few of the words I use to describe my time as a postgraduate student at Dallas Baptist University. The Gary Cook School of Leadership brings to together students, faculty, and staff to achieve its central mission of integrating a Biblical foundation of Christian faith and values with professional studies, while shaping and developing lifelong scholars. This is consistent with DBU’s overall mission of “producing effective servant leaders who serve throughout the world with distinction in their chosen vocation.” Being a part of the Gary Cook School of Leadership remains one of the defining moments not only in my educational pursuits, but in my life and journey as a follower of Jesus. The relationships cultivated with colleagues and professors, in my time there, remain some of the most meaningful expressions of care and compassion in my life today." -Marcus Goodloe
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