Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change
The Tiffin University Global Leadership and Change Ph.D. degree is designed with a curriculum to appreciate the challenges and tremendous opportunities within today’s cross-cultural work environment. Practitioners in leadership roles in today’s business and educational settings have frequently been ignored by the traditional delivery of Ph.D. programs and the extensive residency requirements within these programs. Tiffin University’s program is offered utilizing an online format and contains limited residency requirements. The interpersonal approach of faculty engagement allow students to work independently, but never alone.
Your Ph.D. Program
Adult professionals are an underserved group in the area of doctoral studies. Working adults who wish to pursue a Ph.D. while continuing their careers will be served by a program that is built with them in mind. While they often work in an environment where knowledge is the new economic currency, they have often been excluded from gaining comprehensive knowledge within higher education. The Tiffin University program will invite students to pursue their Ph.D. studies while working in a management or academic capacity within the business and/or educational environment.
Degree Completion and Format
Based on variance within the completion of dissertation research, the average completion timing is estimated at 3.5 – 4.5 years. Students have up to six years to successfully defend a dissertation and may petition for a seventh. Based on demonstrated academic ability, students may request to take an additional course during any term. The online program will assist students in the balancing of personal, professional and educational needs.
Online: Offered in a session format with start dates of January and August.
While Ph.D. students typically work independently, the Tiffin University program makes a commitment that our students never work alone. Tiffin University employs three full-time librarians, with one designated specifically as the eLibrarian, from ALA-accredited institutions who support our library resources and services. These librarians are available through email, text, chat and one-on-one appointments to support student needs. They also work to provide course supplements, research guides and weekly research webinars. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor and the graduate advising department assigns a second advisor. Annual academic progress letters are sent to each student to review their progress and develop planning for each new year. Faculty and staff are responsive and actively engaged in student success and achievement.
Both the GRE and MAT testing was developed to assist in graduate level program admission consideration. Based on the post-graduate nature of the Tiffin University Ph.D. program, no standardized testing is required. Other criteria and submission elements are evaluated for admission decisions.
Residencies are two-day gatherings of active Ph.D. students on the Tiffin University campus. Students will be required to attend three residency events as a degree requirement. The third residency involves the development and submission of a paper or presentation proposal for an academic conference, under the direction of a faculty member. Students will be required to attend the conference of submission regardless of final status of the submission. Ph.D. faculty members will attend these conferences and assist in student engagement related to the conference activities.
- Complete a minimum of 60 doctoral credit hours of coursework
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and a grade of B or higher in all program coursework
- Completion of all three residency requirements
- Successful defense of dissertation
At a Glance
- Online format designed with adult professionals in mind
- Average completion time is 3.5 – 4.5 years
- $800 per credit hour (approx. 63 – 69 credit hours for degree completion)
- Highly supportive academic services team
- No standardized testing is required to be admitted
- Three residency events on campus are required
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