Johnson University’s online Ph.D. in Leadership Studies continues to make waves. Just one month after graduating its first doctoral cohort, the program has been named one of the Top 10 Online Doctoral Programs in Leadership by Online Ph.D. Programs, a comprehensive guide to earning a Ph.D. online.
The program is drawing attention due to its integrative design and focus on four dimensions of leadership: individual and personal systems, organizational systems, global systems, and research. The curriculum is crafted to develop scholarship and professional ability while encouraging self-reflection and a deepened commitment to serve others. Conducted entirely online, the curriculum is innovative in its capacity to bring together students from across the globe to share a variety of perspectives and experiences.
Johnson University demonstrates a commitment to personal interaction and a strong sense of community among the students and faculty, a notable challenge for an online program. The effort has paid off, with results that have impressed students. Dennis Purvis, a Ph.D. candidate, says, “I have built deeper, richer relationships with my classmates and professors online than I have in a traditional classroom. It’s an incredible community.”
Doctoral program director, Dr. Alicia Crumpton, is proud of the program and all that its graduates have accomplished. “These students are pioneers, having engaged in a new program and actively contributed to its design,” she said. “These graduates are Christian leaders strategically equipped and poised to evaluate, communicate, and serve within their spheres of influence, appropriately considering various cultural backgrounds, values, and ethical frameworks.”The Ph.D. in Leadership Studies is a thoughtful and well-designed way to prepare leaders to meet today’s challenges. The University hopes that placement on this list is simply the first of many such acknowledgments to come.