Education Doctorate in Organizational Studies


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The focus of the professional doctoral program is to develop scholar-practitioners committed to exploring and expanding research related to the practices and processes of organizations. Graduates will deepen their understanding related to leadership and change within organizations. The program will provide practice in organizations and in establishing networks for education, psychology, urban affairs, health and human services.

  • 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 may be offered in a variety of formats: weekends, evenings, face-to-face, blended, and online
  • The internship experience provides an opportunity to expand your expertise and knowledge while exploring career opportunities. Completing an internship provides you with an array of experiences through which to apply your classroom learning.  ​

The admission deadline for the Fall 2015 cohort is December 1, 2014.

Contact Information

Julia Acosta, Program Coordinator
477 Allyn Hall
(937) 775-2506

Suzanne Franco, Ed.D., Director


Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree in education, leadership, human services or a related field from an accredited university, with a 3.3 cumulative minimum GPA.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Admission Process


Apply to Graduate School.




Successfully complete an interview with program faculty.

Questions about the graduate school application?  Contact:

Graduate School
Location: 344 Student Union
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Phone: (937) 775-2976
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