Doctor of Philosophy
What is the Ph.D. in Leadership Program?
As part of the 2015 merger with Tennessee Temple University, Piedmont added the School of Leadership and saw an established, successful doctoral program grow to new heights. This nationally accredited program is designed from a Christian worldview to form effective leaders for today’s complex and challenging organizational environments. Students can expect to learn about topics such as organizational change, conflict resolution, strategic planning, emotional intelligence, and more—integrating theory, research, and practice under the instruction of the best and brightest faculty in leadership.
One of The Most Flexible and Affordable Options
Piedmont’s PhD in Leadership program ranked #2 in North Carolina as one of the best online, PhD programs. Its asynchronous, online delivery offers busy working professionals an anywhere, anytime approach toward earning their doctorate in leadership — with the exception of a one-week, on-campus residency within the first year.*
Since many of our students have full-time careers as well as families, we strive to meet their needs by making our program as flexible and affordable as possible. Our PhD in Leadership courses cost $475 per credit hour with a minimum requirement of 60 credit hours, and the program can be completed in as few as 3 years while balancing a full-time career, personal life, and family.
While Piedmont ranks #2 in the nation for the most affordable doctorate in leadership, we also find that to further shoulder the costs, 96% of our students receive some form of financial aid whether it be institutional, federal, or military. In 2017, over $1.3 million was awarded to our students. It is noteworthy that PIU offers approximately 3 years of doctoral studies in leadership for the cost of just one year at other Christian Universities and Colleges.
*F1 status cannot be granted.
The Three Concentrations:
- Organizational Management
- Ministry Administration
- Educational Administration