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Ph.D. in Education, Concentration in Urban Services Leadership

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The 
urban services leadership concentration prepares future researchers, faculty and practitioners for leadership roles in academic, government and community based for-profit and non-profit organizations. Doctoral students will utilize a multidisciplinary approach to develop a broad understanding of the critical issues and challenges in adult learning and subsequently apply that understanding to the planning, implementation and evaluation of adult learning and educational programs and initiatives.

Applicants are expected to have experience working with adult learners in organizational, community, government, higher education, health care or nonprofit settings or within the community in roles as faculty, faculty developers, trainers, human resource development and organizational development professionals, adult literacy educators, or other roles in which they are actively involved in the teaching and training of adult learners.

Our graduates have taken on roles in medical education, community service with non-profit organizations, school divisions, for profit organizations, government organizations, as well as in academia. Our multidisciplinary concentration allows students to focus on specific areas of interest in which adult learners will be involved.

Curriculum requirements

The Ph.D. in education, concentration in urban services leadership requires a minimum of 48 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the Ph.D. in education, concentration in urban services leadership »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

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Alternate contact email for this program: SOEinfo@vcu.edu

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