Doctorate Program: Frequently Asked Questions
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There are many things to consider when deciding where to get a degree. Here are the questions we hear most often, and the answers to help you decide if Tiffin University is right for you. You can also contact us with questions at any time:
Dr. Kenneth Rauch
Director – Ph.D. Global Leadership and Change
How do I know if pursuit of a PhD in Global Leadership and Change is for me?
Interest in the process of obtaining a PhD is something that is unique and generated within a potential student. Capacity is determined by the application process and after that, the student commitment and persistence is the final requirement to achieve the degree.
Why this doctorate program?
This program has been developed for the adult professional who requires flexibility and the non-traditional approach to curriculum delivery and completion. Faculty and staff are committed to the development and success of each student.
Do I have the time to balance my personal and professional commitments within Doctoral level study?
Each course is offered during an 7-week session and students need to budget 10-15 hours each week. Some courses may exceed this estimate while others may require less weekly commitment of time.
When could I anticipate completion of the degree?
Completion and final defense of a dissertation determines the final timing for graduation. A student should anticipate a 4-5-year commitment.
What are the application requirements?
Potential students are asked to provide the following: completed application, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, completed 2-3-page essay on your expectations of a PhD program, professional goals, and how you propose to manage the commitment, and complete a personal interview. Results are then reviewed by a committee for admission recommendation. Students can apply for admission during any of the five terms each year.
Is standardized testing required during the application process?
While a GRE/MAT or GMAT test is not required, the program reserved the right to request this as part of the application process as needed.
How are the courses delivered?
Courses are offered within the online format (Moodle platform). Professors are available for synchronous meetings and students are allowed the flexibility to complete course requirements within their schedule.
Does the program have a residency requirement?
Students are required to attend annual two-day residencies on the Tiffin University campus as a degree requirement. Residencies feature keynote speakers, faculty networking, strategies for PhD level coursework, research skills, and program completion elements.
What is the cost of the PhD program?
Tuition is $800.00 per credit hour and students are responsible for travel and related costs for residency attendance.
The current discount groups that have been approved for the Ph.D. program include the following:
- Tiffin University Graduates
- Members of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO)
- Members of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC)
- Member of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC)
Members of these groups will be awarded a discount of $150.00 for each credit hour in the Tiffin University Ph.D. Global Leadership and Change program.
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At a Glance
- Advance your career as a visionary leader
- Faculty are accomplished practitioners and researchers
- Develop your research and dissertation skills
- Online format and limited residency requirements
“The course was well organized and was just the right amount of work without feeling overwhelming. Overall, the professor truly cares about each students’ success and encourages us to be our best!”
PhD in Global Leadership and Change