Doctor of Management in Strategic Leadership

Student Characteristics

Application Deadline Information

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, meaning that completed applications are acted upon as received. For consideration for Spring, the Application Form or Online Application must be received by the previous November 15. For consideration for Fall, the Application Form or Online Application must be received by July 15. Applicants are evaluated for admission when all application materials and the personal interview are completed.

The Doctorate in Strategic Leadership degree program is designed for a broad range of mid- and senior-career professionals. Eligibility requires a strong academic/professional background and well-articulated objectives.

Strategic Leadership doctoral students possess a wide range of personal experiences and professional backgrounds holding positions as individual professionals and in corporations, public institutions, governmental and nonprofit organizations. As the program values a community with broad academic and professional diversity, previous education may include any or more of the following examples: business, education, engineering, human resources, organizational science, or an earned academic/professional degree in a domain such as but not limited to law, healthcare/medicine and design.  While students must have completed at least seven years of full-time, management-level, professional work, many have more.

Admission to the program requires completion of an accredited graduate degree in any discipline, earning in each academic degree at least a 3.0 GPA. Standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required. International applicants should make sure that their undergraduate degree is the equivalent of a four-year degree in the US, and if their previous undergraduate and graduate degrees were taught in a language other than English, they submit their English Language Proficiency scores.