About the Program
"The coursework in Easternâ€™s Ph.D. program gives me opportunities to really look at, 'How does my faith impact my leadership? How does my leadership impact my faith?'" -- Student, Cohort 2
Rooted in the Christian Faith - Our faculty and staff infuse the program with a committment to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Multiple Academic Perspectives - With specialization in the areas of business, non profit, and education, we provide an interdiscipliary approach to leadership studies.
Community - Students belong to cohorts of about 20 peers and progress through the program together, often creating life-long learning communities.
Online with Residency - Our students access coursework online and attend three residencies per year in St. Davids, PA.
Course Work and Dissertation - The program mandates three years of course work, plus a dissertation phase. Students can finish in four years, but have up to 10 years to complete the program.