Introduction

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Instructional Management and Leadership degree program is offered in the School of Education and Social Sciences.

Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Instructional Management and Leadership degree program is designed to meet the needs and interests of working professionals such as teachers, administrators, college faculty, corporate trainers, military personnel and health professionals who wish to become better managers and leaders of the instructional process and/or seek to pursue teaching positions and administrative roles in higher education or in the corporate setting.

The program is offered both on-ground and totally on-line.  

Highlights the program include:

  • Eighteen credits of coursework with a dual focus in instructional management and leadership
  • Fifteen credits of research courses to prepare you for the dissertation, the culminating project of the program
  • A time plan to meet the needs of working professionals


The program has a strong base in educational research while providing practical applications to issues and problems. A strong emphasis is placed on how educational and corporate leaders direct and manage research in order to bring resolve to important matters that affect students, clients, teachers and the community.

A major strength of the program is the developmental progression of research courses which provides the skills needed to complete the coursework and dissertation in just three years.

Click here for more information about the format of the Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership, and click here for the admissions requirements.

Location


This three-year program is only offered at the Moon Township location and totally online.  




Program Outcomes:

 
  • 80% of all students who complete coursework graduate within four years

  • 90% of all students complete coursework


Overall

  • Number of Graduates reporting Promotions or Job Advancement since Graduation  = 51%
  • Number of Graduates who report Publishing their Work = 41%
  • Number of Graduates working in Higher Education =26%

 

Three or more years out from graduation

  • Number of Graduates reporting Promotions or Job Advancement since Graduation = 61%
  • Number of Graduates who report Publishing their Work = 45%
  • Number of Graduates working in Higher Education  =31%

 

Three or less years out from graduation

  • Number of Graduates reporting Promotions or Job Advancement since Graduation = 37%
  • Number of Graduates who report Publishing their Work = 29%
  • Number of Graduates working in Higher Education = 26%

Contact

Dr. George Semich
Doctoral Director
Phone: 412-397-6032
semich@rmu.edu

Patty Zusinas
Doctoral Assistant
Phone: 412-397-6026
zusinas@rmu.edu

Susan Campbell
Admissions Counselor
Phone: 412-397-5204
campbell@rmu.edu

Concentrations