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To create a positive learning environment that prepares students to achieve their goals, academic institutions need more than knowledgeable faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. They need outstanding leadership among those who work in administration.

Liberty University’s online PhD in Education – Organizational Leadership program can help prepare you for a rewarding career as an academic administrator at the county, state, or national level. School administrators are involved in every level of education, from preschool to university. So, if you are seeking a degree that strengthens your leadership skills and opens you up to a variety of career options, our PhD in Education is a great option.

With Liberty’s PhD in Education – Organizational Leadership, you can gain the communication, research, and leadership skills needed to lead your students and educational institution to success. Partner with us and earn a versatile degree that can prepare you to work in many levels of education, from K-12 schools to universities.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

If you want to make a difference in the modern education system, Liberty’s online PhD in Organizational Leadership can help you get started on the path to success. This is a focused program that covers the theoretical underpinnings of education and leadership as well as practical skills that can be applied to the professional world.

  • Experienced Faculty | Our courses are taught by seasoned professors who have years of experience working in the education sector. With their guidance, you can gain knowledge and skills that can serve you well in a career as an academic administrator. Our faculty are passionate about what they do, knowledgeable in their field, and excited to help you grow academically, professionally, and spiritually.
  • Flexibility | Our goal is to help you earn your degree in a way that fits your schedule, which is why our PhD in Education is offered completely online. With the flexible format of this graduate program, you can log into your courses on your own time and access study materials from the comfort of home. Most importantly, you can stay invested in your priorities — like your family, job, and community — while completing a degree that can take your career to the next level.
  • Christian Principles | At Liberty, you’ll examine relevant topics and current events in light of a Christian worldview. Your professors won’t just teach you industry best practices — they’ll challenge you to apply biblical principles to real-world issues in the education system. We can help you become a Champion for Christ and help equip you to follow God’s calling on your life, wherever He is leading you.

Enhance your knowledge of both theoretical and practical approaches to leadership in the education system. Our online education courses dive into topics such as learning theory, issues and trends in modern learning technologies, and historical and philosophical bases for education. You’ll also complete several research courses that can help prepare you for a career in academia.

Because leadership skills are just as important as education theory when it comes to managing academic institutions, this program will focus on key aspects of leadership studies, with an emphasis on organizational leadership. This cognate can strengthen your ability to lead effective teams and guide organizations through change. Learn how to use scholarly research and creative analysis to solve common leadership problems that occur within modern organizations.

Later in the doctoral program, you will propose, write, and defend a dissertation based on your own original research. The dissertation process is designed to be integrated with the rest of your coursework, allowing you to simultaneously conduct dissertation research and complete regular assignments. Completing a dissertation can help you contribute to modern discussions about leadership in academia, and your research could help shape the future of our education system for the better.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want – at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity as you work toward your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession – for less.