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Doctoral Programs

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The doctoral journey of learning, leadership and service

Earning a Ph.D. at Cardinal Stritch University provides rigorous training in the methods of interdisciplinary work, while preparing you to be a researcher, a judicious consumer of research and a notable leader within your professional field. Using the Franciscan values as a guide in learning and interpreting the work students will be engaged in during the program, the Stritch curriculum challenges students to explore learning, leadership and service.

Doctoral students at Stritch come from a diverse range of professions including business and non-profit executives, hospital administrators, K-12 school leaders and consultants from a variety of industries. Our academic programming is designed to allow you to select a more focused content emphasis on Higher Education or Health Care to align with your goals and interests. At Stritch, we believe we are in service to one another in the learning process and work actively within the larger context of relationships and the world.

Through dedication to learning and a focus on self-growth, our students realize their goals of impacting their communities.

The Value of a Doctoral Degree

$80,000+ earners

Stritch Ph.D.s - 52.4%

Peer Institution Ph.D.s - 33.6%

All Institution Ph.D.s - 24.6%

*Source: 2018 Survey of Doctorates Earned

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The Summer Institute

Doctoral students attend the Summer Institute, a two-week immersive learning experience. Stritch faculty and nationally-recognized subject matter experts lead the Summer Institute, which is heralded by alumni as a transformative experience. In addition to the in-class learning, students complete research on aspects of current theory, integrating the information from the Summer Institute and relating it to practical aspects within society. The Summer Institute is a required, credited learning experience for all doctoral students.

Explore Your Degree of Interest

Stritch's Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service may be the opportunity to use your own work site as a focus of graduate study, or apply one of the areas of focus. The Language & Literacy program is for students seeking the highest level of education in this specialty. Stritch offers post-graduate licensures as part of it's doctoral level opportunities.

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In-person or Online Enrollment: Cohorts are forming now!

Contact Admissions or the Academic Program Advisor for more information.

Nicole M. Horvath

Assistant Director of Admissions for Adult and Professional Studies

Enrollment Management - Admissions Graduate

(414) 410-4709

Joseph C. Moylan

Chair - Doctoral Programs, District Administrator Licensure Program|Faculty - Leadership Doctorate

Leadership Education

(414) 410-4328