Adriana is a junior at GCU majoring in psychology, and is a part of the Honors Institute. She was born and raised in Lakewood, CA and moved to Phoenix to attend Grand Canyon University. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and hiking. When she is not doing those, you can find her reading, working on a crafty art project or spending time with her friends. Her career goal is to become a forensic psychologist.
If you are a professional who is looking to advance your education, earning an EdD in leadership might be the next step for you. Grand Canyon University’s EdD is a leadership degree that helps you to apply current theories and research to new environments. If you are unsure about whether or not you should earn your doctorate degree, continue reading to find out three reasons to earn an EdD in leadership:
Advance in Your Career
If you are finding yourself wanting more out of your career and see yourself climbing the ladder of success, an EdD in leadership might be right for you. Those who pursue an EdD want to become leaders and experts in their current field, which is likely to lead to an increased level of responsibility and pay. Today, more and more people are going back to school to get ahead and be at the top of their profession. With a doctoral degree in leadership, you will be able to achieve just that.
Choose from a Variety of Emphases
Grand Canyon University has many different programs that offer various emphases to suit your career needs. Are you a church leader or pastor, or do you work in a ministry setting? Then an EdD with emphasis in Christian ministry would be the perfect fit for you. Do you currently work in a school setting, but have goals to become an administrator or teach at the college level? If so, then GCU’s EdD with an emphasis in higher education leadership could be your next step.
If you work an organization of any kind, with an EdD with an emphasis in organizational development, your options are opened to pursuing an advanced professional position or leading operations in an educational or corporate environment.
Reaching Out and Giving Back
When pursuing an advanced degree of any sort, you are working to make a difference. No matter what position you end up in, choosing to further your education will only make it easier for you to give back and help the community around you. Being in a leadership position is not an easy feat, but with a doctoral degree, you can accomplish anything.
GCU’s College of Doctoral Studies offers a wide variety of doctoral programs that are embedded with research skills development throughout the curriculum. To learn more about doctoral degrees at GCU, visit our website or use the Request More Information button at the top of the page.
Written by Adriana Carda, a junior earning a psychology degree at GCU.