You have the experience, now you can earn the Doctorate degree!
With cohorts meeting throughout the state of California, this groundbreaking program offers flexibility and local support systems, serving the needs of working professionals! The Ed.D. program’s hybrid format of online instruction and face-to-face support is created to support your pathway to success.
Advantages of this program include:
Individual online work and study will be augmented with extended activities in monthly half-day cohort meetings, in which students work together to develop their leadership competencies. Students will be assigned to a local cohort with others in their geographical area. A leading practitioner will serve as a cohort mentor, working with you continuously for the two years of coursework.
Six times during two years of coursework all Ed.D. students will meet near the Irvine campus for extensive relationship-building with faculty and students program-wide, presentations by expert speakers, dissertation seminars, and in-depth engagement in learning.
To integrate change theory into real world settings and provide an opportunity for clinical practice, each student will design, implement, and assess a Transformational Change Project (TCP), which will be operationalized in a real organization.
Students have the option of working individually in the traditional dissertation approach or engaging in a a supportive collaboration of faculty and several other dissertation students in a thematic dissertation. Each student in the thematic group develops a research plan around a current interest that they share. Each student researches the problem from a different perspective. All members of the group share literature sources, provide feedback on research design and drafts, and help each other remain focused and moving forward. One faculty member serves as the chair for all students working in the small collaborative group. Whether pursuing the traditional dissertation approach or the thematic dissertation, each student writes their own dissertation.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants to campuses that do not obtain a minimum of 8 admitted and enrolled students with confirmed deposits byMay 31, 2013 will need to be relocated to the nearest regional campus for the monthly cohort meetings.
Upon Admission, a $250 non-refundable enrollment deposit will be required to confirm enrollment and hold a position in the class. Admission to the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership may be achieved by fulfilling the following no later than May 1, 2013.
Transcripts documenting successful attainment of a Masters Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Electronic submission of a portfolio consisting of the following: Two writing samples (1-2 pages each) that show graduate level communications and analytical skills. Writing samples may be excerpts from a larger work, or documents created for a MA program or organizational purpose. A resume showing leadership experience, professional development, achievements, awards, and/or professional recognition Two letters of reference along with waiver forms from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work A letter of intent explaining reasons for wanting to enter this program.
If the applicant is not currently employed in an organization where they can engage in field based assignments that involve leading groups, he/she must submit a letter explaining where field-based assignments will be conducted, including the steps they have taken to arrange it. All applicants must successfully participate in an intake interview with a doctoral faculty member designated by the Associate Dean. How to Apply Complete and submit an Application for Doctorate Admission. Provide official transcript with Master's degree posted from a regionally accredited institution. International applicants or domestic applicants with transcripts from international institutions must also submit foreign transcripts, copy of the diploma, and an English translation of the transcript and diploma. Please mail all official transcripts to the following address: Brandman University Office of Admission 16355 Laguna Canyon Road Irvine, CA 92618
FALL I EDOL 700 Transformational Leadership 3 EDOL 750 Writing for Research & Publication I 2 Immersion I Cohort Meetings
FALL II EDOL 705 Organizational Communication and Conflict Management 3 EDOL 751 Writing for Research and Publication II 2 Cohort Meetings
SPRING I EDOL 706 Team and Group Dynamics 3 EDOL 752 Quantitative Research Methods I 2 Immersion II Cohort Meetings
SPRING II EDOL 707 Organizational Theory and Development 3 EDOL 753 Quantitative Research Methods II 2 Cohort Meetings
SUMMER I EDOL 708 Strategic Thinking 3 EDOL 754 Qualitative Research Methods I 2 Immersion III Cohort Meetings
SUMMER II EDOL 709 Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability 3 EDOL 755 Qualitative Research Methods II 2
FALL I EDOL 720 Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainable Change 3 EDOL 780 Transformational Change Field Experiences 3 Immersion IV Cohort Meetings
FALL II EDOL 721 The Ethics and Politics of Decision Making 3 Cohort Meetings
SPRING I EDOL 722 Diversity and Intercultural Aspects of Leadership 3 EDOL 790 Developing the Dissertation Prospectus 3 Immersion V Cohort Meetings SPRING II EDOL 723 Innovation in Resource Management 3 Cohort Meetings
SUMMER I EDOL 724 The Leader as Change Agent 3 EDOL 791 Dissertation I 3 Immersion VI Cohort Meetings
SUMMER II EDOL 792 Dissertation II 3
Total Credit Hours: 57