Organizational Analysis Concentration—Ph.D. in Educational Leadership


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admissions requirements

  • Masters degree from an accredited institution, indicated on an official transcript.
  • An overall grade point average of at least 3.0 for all graduate work undertaken beyond the bachelor’s degree.
  • Official transcripts as required by WMU.
  • Career and professional goals written narrative in which an applicant describes their professional goals, and how this doctoral program fits with those goals.
  • Graduate reference forms completed by the different individuals who can address an applicant’s ability to successfully complete doctoral-level work.
  • A professional curriculum vitae or resume.

Program overview

The organizational analysis concentration within the Ph.D. in educational leadership program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills for those who find an institutional specialization unnecessary (i.e., not focused on K-12 or higher education institutions), with a special focus on organizational analysis skills.

Why organizational analysis at Western Michigan University?

  • 100% of WMU educational leadership graduates were employed or continuing education within three months of graduation.
  • Students are encouraged to pursue additional educational opportunities through one of our many excellent study abroad programs.
  • We are the only institution in the U.S. that includes an optional co-curricular designation known as the WMU Signature. Pathways include: Teaching & Student Success, Leadership, Health & Wellbeing, Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Justice, and more! 

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