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Julia Acosta, M.Ed.
Leadership Programs Coordinator
490 Allyn Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435
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Doctorate of Education in Organizational Studies
An interdisciplinary approach to the study of topics, theories, and research critical to the success of leaders in a variety of organization settings
Core courses addressing systems theory, adaptive leadership, decision making, structure, personnel roles and functions, external relations, planning, program evaluation, and organization behavior
Cohort model for core curriculum with courses offered in a variety of formats: weekends, evenings, face-to-face, blended, and online
Internship requirement provides two options: to experience a different perspective within one's current organization or to experience a different type of organization
DOS 9010 (or PSY 8780) History and Theory in Organizational Studies
DOS 9020 Organizational Leadership Skills: Communication, Ethics, & Relationships
DOS 9030 Systems and Change in Organizational Settings
DOS 9040 Organizations in a Global Environment
DOS 9050 Advanced Research Methods I
DOS 9060 Advanced Research Methods II
DOS 9000 (1 Sem. Hr. X 4) Colloquium in Organizational Studies (taken each semester enrolled)
DOS 9800 Internship in Organizational Studies
20 Semester Hours of Program Concentrations (developed by the student and their advisor)
DOS 9990 (4-12 Semester Hrs./Semester) Dissertation
December 1, 2014 is application deadline for fall 2015 consideration.
The basic admission standards for the doctoral program are:
1. Master's degree in an education, leadership, human services or a related field from accredited university, with a 3.3 GPA or higher.
2. Evidence of five years of successful professional management experience, e.g. Project Leader, Assistant Manager, Principal, Education Administration, Classroom Teacher with leadership role, Associate Director and/or Personnel Manager.
3. Proof of basic statistical competence, i.e. course work in the master's degree or work in a profession where statistical competence is required. If evidence is not provided, a basic statistics course may be taken by the student prior to an admission decision.
4. A written statement described in the Student Handbook is required to show writing ability.
5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores or Millers Analogy Test (MAT) scores at the 50th percentile or above for education or social science majors (not more than 5 years old).
Note - the reference forms are in the Applicant Handbook.