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PhD in Leadership

The PhD in Leadership program at Alliant is an ideal choice to further your career and personal development for those with a proven history of professional leadership. The program allows you to explore, identify and enhance your unique leadership strengths, and to prepare for an evolving, global landscape of new leadership opportunities and demands.

A Program Built on Unique Interdisciplinary Strengths of Management and Psychology

The PhD in Leadership is a joint program of the Alliant School of Management and the renowned California School of Professional Psychology. As such, it draws upon key principles from respected Alliant programs in Organizational Psychology, International Relations and Business. The result is a holistic, multidisciplinary approach providing a thorough grounding in established leadership theory and practice, plus the latest thought and current climate in the worldwide leadership arena.

The program emphasizes cutting-edge communications technologies and their use for leading within and across the varied sectors of society (public, private, non-profit, education, and media). Special attention is given to cross-cultural and cross-border issues. Equal emphasis is placed on personal values and behaviors, immediate and ongoing enhancement of conceptual and applied leadership skills, increased insight into the many dimensions of leadership, and the formulation of a personal philosophy of leadership.

Convenient, Executive-Format Weekend Classes

The PhD in Leadership is designed with working, full-time professionals in mind. You will participate in executive-format weekend courses on our San Diego campus, allowing opportunity to engage in intensive face-to-face interaction with other leaders to exchange ideas, experiences and visions.

Program Summary

  • Degree requirements: 60 Units
  • PhD coursework can be completed in 3 years (plus dissertation)
  • On-ground program in San Diego with executive format weekend courses
  • Compatible with full-time employment
  • Financial aid and scholarship opportunities available
    (Merit, Yellow Ribbon, Employer Tuition Benefit Matching)

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