Ph.D. in Global Leadership
Step Up to the Challenge
Whether you are looking to strengthen your organizational leadership skills or advance in your scholarly pursuits, a Ph.D. in Global Leadership from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will give you the knowledge, connections and experiences needed to become a stronger leader in the global context. Our immersive virtual format adapts to your needs as a professional, with a wide variety of virtual and in-person opportunities to apply your skills as a leader. You will work closely with a diverse cohort of students and faculty while experiencing travel abroad opportunities to widen your cross-cultural perspective.
At a Glance
Go Beyond the Classroom
Transcend borders with a flexible format that allows you to work, attend immersive residencies and study abroad.Learn more about opportunities abroad
A Flexible Format that Fits Your Schedule
Our immersive virtual course format blends immersive online coursework with program engagement opportunities that are flexible enough to fit your schedule.Explore what makes our program unique
Our mission is to develop global leaders in scholarship and practice who collaborate with diverse teams to analyze and solve complex problems transcending cultural and geographical borders. The program inspires a scholarly curiosity to synthesize and globally share findings and solutions that draw from both theoretical backgrounds and practical experiences in a spirit of virtue.
The vision of the Ph.D. in Global Leadership is to create an international community of global leaders who embrace a deep understanding of the global environment by focusing on human values and growth to make a positive impact on the world.
Based on the tradition of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her approach to Virtus Cum Scientia (Virtue with Knowledge United), the Ph.D. Program in Global Leadership creates an environment where students can develop both local and global leadership identities that empower them to be catalysts for positive change in their own and global communities. Global leadership is a complex phenomenon, encompassing an ability to perceive and adapt to cultural nuances; to be morally resilient during uncertainty, and embrace “virtue” and core values while leading positive global change. The mission focuses on two interrelated perspectives: Scholarly and Practitioner. Both perspectives are threaded throughout the curriculum because the career pathway needs both the scholar and the practitioner to leverage interdisciplinary knowledge to solve complex challenges the world faces today and tomorrow.