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Course of Study

The PhD Program in Community College Leadership typically is comprised of 54 academic credit hours beyond the Master's degree. The typical program of study includes:

Core Coursework in Community College Leadership

21 credits

Research Component

12 credits (minimum)

Experiential Learning

3 credits

Electives

6 credits

Dissertation Seminar

3 credits

The Dissertation

9+ credits

Students entering the doctoral program in Community College Leadership may also need to complete prerequisite courses if they have not had required courses at the master's degree level.

Coursework in the Doctoral Program in Community College Leadership typically includes:

Core Courses – 21 credits
CCL 820 – Community College Leadership
CCL 824 – Community College Finance
CCL 826 – Community College Curriculum & Program Development
CCL 830 – Community College Politics and Policy Development
HIED 852 – Higher Education Law
HIED 866 – The Modern Community College
SEPS 865 – Trends and Issues of Economic and Workforce Development

Research Courses – minimum 12 credits
FOUN 722 – Introduction to Applied Statistics & Data Analysis
FOUN 822 – Applied Linear Models OR FOUN 823 – ANOVA
FOUN 812 – Advanced Research Design & Analysis
FOUN 813 – Advanced Program Assessment & Evaluation
FOUN 814 – Qualitative Research

Dissertation Seminar – 3 credits
FOUN 881 – Dissertation Seminar

Experiential Requirement – 3 credits
CCL 868 – Community College Leadership Internship

Electives – minimum 6 credits
COUN 807 – Adult and Student Development
HIED 808 – Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

Dissertation – 9 credit hours
CCL 899 – Dissertation

Miscellaneous
CCL 999 – Continuous Enrollment for Candidacy Exam

The following is a typical program sequence for students in the Community College Leadership Program:

Summer #1
CCL 826 – Community College Curriculum & Program Development
HIED 808 – Contemporary Issues in Higher Education
FOUN 812  – Advanced Research Design & Analysis

Fall #1
FOUN 722 – Introduction to Applied Statistics & Data Analysis
CCL 824 – Community College Finance

Spring #1
FOUN 822 – Applied Linear Models OR FOUN 823 – ANOVA
CCL 820 – Community College Leadership

Summer #2
SEPS 865 – Trends and Issues of Economic & Workforce Development
FOUN 813 – Advanced Program Assessment & Evaluation
COUN 807 – Adult & Student Development

Fall #2
FOUN 814 – Qualitative Research
CCL 830 – Community College Politics and Policy Development
CCL 868 – Internship

Spring #2
CCL 866 – Modern Community College
HIED 852 –Higher Education Law

Summer #3
CCL 881 – Dissertation Seminar   
CCL 899 – Dissertation (must be continuously enrolled for at least 9 credits)

Note: Students enroll in CCL 999 (1 credit) to maintain continuous enrollment while preparing to take the candidacy exam. Additionally, after passing the candidacy exam, students enroll in variable credit hours of CCL 899 (Dissertation) every semester until the dissertation is finished.

For more information about the Community College Leadership program, or to arrange a campus visit, please email ccl@odu.edu or call (757) 683-4375.

Dr. Chris Glass
Community College Leadership Program Coordinator
(757) 683-4118 office
(757) 683-4413 fax
crglass@odu.edu