The PhD in Educational Leadership is a multidisciplinary degree designed to shape students as confessional scholars in the following primary areas: communication and pedagogy, organizational philosophy and strategy, and theology and human development. This degree, which is offered in modular format, is for leaders and educators in ministry, higher education, schooling, and administration. 

Incoming Ph.D. students are matched with a supervisor from our world-class faculty.

  • John David Trentham (Discipleship and Human Development, Higher Education)
  • Justin Irving (Leadership)
  • Anthony Foster (Educational Technologies, Visual Learning, Christian Pedagogy)

Students in the Educational Leadership take 8 seminars in Education and Leadership, 4 colloquium and dissertation prospectus development courses, and Empirical Research Methods.

  • 95300 Theological Analysis of Educational Assumptions
  • 92500 Seminar in Philosophy and Education
  • 95700 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Leadership
  • 97000 Theological Anthropology and Human Development
  • 91500 Seminar in History and Education
  • 95600 Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice
  • 91020 Christian Higher Education
  • 96300 Organizational Theory and Development
  • 93420 Curriculum Theory and Design

Colloquium and Prospectus Development:

  • 90000 Leadership Colloquium (x4)
  • 81220, 81221, 81222, 81223 Prospectus Development

Research Language

  • 96800 Empirical Research Methods

If you are interested in applying for the Ph.D. in this area of study, learn more about the Admissions Process. To prepare for the entrance exam in this area of study, consult the Study Guide.


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