The Ph.D. program in educational leadership is an intensive learning experience based
upon the cohort model with a transformational leader philosophical foundation.
We are pleased that you have selected our program and are confident that your experience
with us will be challenging and intellectually stimulating.
As a candidate, you are a part of a developing Ph.D. program. Approved by the Board
of Regents in 1997, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is a non-traditional program
offered by the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Services to qualified
applicants who desire to acquire the critical knowledge, methodologies and skills
to become transformational leaders. What is most distinctive about FAMU’s Ph.D. program
in Educational Leadership is that it prepares educational leaders to take a proactive
role in developing educational systems and cooperative partnerships to address society’s
human resource needs, particularly in rural and urban settings, for the 21st century and beyond.
Critical to the success of the Ph.D. program are the faculty members in the department
who are an impressive combination of academicians and practitioners. While all are
accomplished teachers, some are also noted scholars who serve on regional and national
boards and commissions while others have records of outstanding experience as administrators
at the school, district, higher education, and state levels. All stand ready to assist
and support you in your efforts to meet the requirements for the Ph. D. degree.