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


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, and corporate training professionals who wish to become better managers and leaders of the instructional process and/or seek to pursue teaching positions in higher education.

Highlights the program include:

  • Eighteen credits of coursework with a dual focus in instructional management and leadership
  • Twelve 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.


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


Dr. George Semich
Doctoral Director
Phone: 412-397-6032

Patty Zusinas
Doctoral Assistant
Phone: 412-397-6026

Susan Campbell
Admissions Counselor
Phone: 412-397-5204