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Urban services leadership track

Admission requirements summary

Education, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Indicate specialization: urban services leadership

of entry:

Summer or fall

Nov 15 (early consideration)

Feb 1 (final deadline)

Special requirements:
Personal interview and writing sample may be requested.

Personal goals statement and professional vitae/resume required.

The urban services leadership track has two focal areas with different emphases to develop leaders as scholars and practitioners in adult learning or health promotion and education.

Adult learning: 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.

Health promotion and education: This focus is designed to prepare future researchers, faculty and practitioners for leadership roles in academic, government (local, state, national and international), voluntary health agencies, and community-based and other health-related organizations. Doctoral students will utilize a multidisciplinary approach to develop a broad understanding of the critical issues and challenges in health promotion and health education and subsequently apply that understanding to the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and education programs and initiatives.


Concentration component of the Ph.D. in Education 18
Urban services leadership track  
Courses designed to prepare future researchers and practitioners for leadership roles in either adult learning or health promotion and education



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