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Why ODU for Community College Leadership?

Do you want to pursue a leadership role in the community college setting? Are you dedicated to the mission and philosophy of community colleges? This online doctoral program is for you!

This online community college leadership program's curriculum was developed with the input of current community college leaders.

You will learn about workforce development, student issues, and the community college role in higher education, and be prepared to serve in key leadership positions in community colleges around the nation.

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Required Courses

  • 54 credit hours, including one internship/experiential learning course
  • Prior course work is assumed in statistics, student development, workforce development, and leadership theory. If this assumption is not met, then additional course work will be added to your program of study.

First and second-year students in this doctoral program must come to ODU's main campus in June for two weeks of intensive coursework and preparation for the dissertation process.

Online Learning Environment

Attend class online on a regular schedule and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

This program also requires an internship/experiential learning course. First and second-year students in this doctoral program must come to ODU main campus in June for two weeks of intensive coursework and preparation for the dissertation process.

Careers in Community College Leadership

The program is designed for those currently working in community colleges who want to increase knowledge and leadership opportunities in areas such as:

  • Curriculum
  • Finance
  • Leadership & administration
  • Policy development
  • Workforce development

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

Admission to this program is separate from admission to the university.

Learn more about how to apply to the Community College Leadership Ph.D. program on the department's website.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.