to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Organizational Leadership at the
University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (UMES). The Organizational Leadership Program is a
Doctoral Degree program for students in mid to advanced career stages.
The Organizational Leadership Program accomplishes this mission through
advanced learning of organizational theory and research. Additionally,
the Organizational Leadership Program contributes to the growing body of
knowledge pertaining to organizations. The target of the program
includes persons with a master's degree who are currently employed or
serve with an organization. The program is offered in a weekend format.
Classes are offered at the main campus of UMES in Princess Anne, MD and
at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center (ESHEC) in Wye Mills, MD on Friday
evenings, Saturday, and Sunday during Fall, Spring, and Summer
program has been in existence since 2002, and since that time, almost 100
students have matriculated with their Ph.D. degree. Students come to the ORLD
program from a variety of backgrounds, including academia, large and small
businesses and corporations, government, and the not-for-profit sector. The
program provides a strong general foundation in both theoretical and
methodological issues of Organizational Leadership, leading students to be able
to take the knowledge and insights they have gained with them into a variety of
settings. The faculty and staff are highly dedicated and focused upon
supporting students towards achieving successful outcomes. Classes are small and close
knit, utilizing a cohort model where students engage in coursework with a group
of peers. The program also utilizes a weekend-course model, enabling busy
working professionals the opportunity to work towards a doctoral degree. While
this involves much hard work and significant sacrifices, it can be done, and it
is one of the hallmarks that make this program stand out. In sum, the ORLD
program works to enable its students to develop expertise in the rapidly
developing area of Organizational Leadership, and particularly to be able to
engage in interesting, innovative, and cutting-edge research in the field.
UMES location: Please click this link for directions to the UMES campus - the ORLD program is located in Spaulding Hall, which is located just after Hazel Hall and the UMES Public Safety building. Visitors should go to the Public Safety office to receive a visitors pass. Students will purchase a UMES parking permit from the Department of Public Safety.
ESHEC location: Please click this link for directions to the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center campus. Parking is free.
MARCH 2014 UPDATE: Please click here for Summer and Fall 2014 schedule of classes and other relevant program and registration information.