Community College Leadership (PhD)
|Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Community College Leadership||Cost: $412 per credit hour *|
|Darden College of Education: Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership||Required: 54 credit hours|
|Course Delivery Modes: Online synchronousAccess class online during the live broadcast, sometimes using Adobe Connect., Practicum / InternshipA practicum or internship that requires your physical presence is a required part of this program.||Locations: 1|
This doctoral program attracts students who wish to pursue leadership roles in the community college setting. Unique leadership issues addressed in this program include the diversity of student bodies, the role of the community college in higher education, the importance of workforce preparation provided by community colleges, and the role and expectations of the community.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to serve in key leadership positions in community colleges around the nation.
See what our graduates have to say about their experience with the Community College Leadership Program at Old Dominion University:
- A completed master's degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited university. Degrees that are equivalent to a master's degree such as L.L.B., J.D., and D.D.S. are also acceptable.
- A minimum GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) overall for the master's degree and in the major area of study in the master's degree.
- Minimum of 1000 overall total score on the GRE with a minimum of 500 on both the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE. Prospective students must score a minimum of 4.5 on the analytical writing portion of the GRE. GRE scores expire after five years; however, candidates who have completed the exam prior to five years before the application deadline may submit those scores for consideration if the scores meet the minimum expectations and they are provided from an official source such as a transcript or form provided by the Educational Testing Service. Old Dominion University reserves the right to determine what is an "official source." These scores are minimums; other portions of the total application package will be considered for admission.
- A 1500 word statement of their academic and professional goals with an emphasis on how the Ph.D. degree in Community College Leadership will contribute to the achievement of her/his stated goals.
- Three letters of reference from sources capable of commenting on the applicant's readiness for advanced graduate study. At least one of these letters must be from a senior-level administrator in a community college.
- An interview with program faculty.
Prior course work is assumed in statistics, student development, workforce development, and leadership theory. If this assumption is not met, then additional course work will be added to the candidate's graduate program of study.
An Admissions committee composed of Educational Foundations and Leadership Faculty and a Community College representative employed at the Executive level will review all applications. Any representative from the home campus of an applicant will excuse himself or herself from participation in consideration of that applicant.
These details and prerequisites can be found on the program's web pages.
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Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Rates
|Tuition Classification||Cost per credit hour|
|Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile)||$412|
|Students living outside of Virginia||$412|
|* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile||$1048|
Effective Summer 2013. Rates are subject to change. Please visit the Office of Finance web site for complete tuition details.
* For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please visit the University Registrar web site.
The typical program of study contains four parts including core coursework in community college leadership, a research component, electives and the dissertation.
Note: All students are required to complete one internship/experiential learning course. Students who do not have a minimum of three years of senior administrative experience in a community college will also be required to take a second internship/experiential learning course. It is expected that each student completing an internship will work with a senior level community college administrator or an educational leader who works with community colleges or adult learning organizations.