Applications being taken for Troy University’s Ph.D. in Global Leadership

The deadline for fall 2020 applications to the new Ph.D. in Global Leadership program is March 15.

The deadline for fall 2020 applications to the new Ph.D. in Global Leadership program is March 15.

The deadline for fall applications for Troy University’s new Ph.D. in Global Leadership program is approaching, but those interested still have time to complete the process.

Applications for the fall 2020 term, which will begin in August, are due by March 15, and those who are accepted for the program will receive notification by April 15. The deadline for applications to begin in spring 2021, which begins in January 2021, is Sept. 15.  

The program, which is a part of the University’s College of Education and can be completed online, was approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges last fall, and is the University’s third doctoral program, joining the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Management.

The program aims to help students develop a variety of leadership skills and competencies, including effective leadership for organizational change, facilitation of global teams, effective communication, and improving organizational effectiveness. Students will complete core coursework and choose a specialization in one of the following areas: Public Administration, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Communication, Educational Leadership and Administration, or Higher Education.

TROY’s Global Leadership doctoral degree will be unique in the state of Alabama and is designed to develop leaders from diverse backgrounds that will serve locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. That global focus includes encouraging students to pursue international internships, said Dr. Rosser-Mims.

“The Ph.D. in Global Leadership will help prepare individuals to lead organizations across a variety of disciplines and to communicate effectively with diverse teams across cultural lines,” Dr. Rosser-Mims said. “Through this program, we want students to understand leadership from a global perspective.” The program requires 63 credit hours, 45 of which are core, research and dissertation courses that must be completed. The remainder of the credit hours come from one of the five focus areas: Organizational Leadership, Public Administration, Strategic Communication, Higher Education or Educational Leadership and Administration. To learn more about the program, visit