Become an Agent of Change in Education and Behavioral Health
Grand Canyon University’s quantitative Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health program provides students with the opportunity to generate new knowledge and responsibly apply this knowledge to achieve high-performing entities that allow organizational employees and followers to grow and develop to their full potential.
In this program, students will study the major bodies of literature in leadership, reflect critically on existing theory and identify appropriate applications of theory in education, business and other organizational cultures. Additionally, students will develop academic and organizational research expertise through the study of statistical and research methodologies. Students will be able to employ quantitative methodology to design, collect and analyze information in alignment with conducting a scholarly dissertation.
This program of study is consistent with GCU’s mission to develop learners who are global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders. Graduates who earn their organizational leadership doctorate in behavioral health will advance the study of leadership within the field of behavior health with an in-depth, research-based approach to facilitate the leadership abilities and role as a strategic professional.
Specializing in a Quantitative Doctorate in Behavioral Health
In GCU’s quantitative EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health program, students will examine and analyze events by interpreting numeric data, whereas students in GCU’s qualitative EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health program will gain insight into how and why people think, believe and behave a certain way. In this quantitative program, students will develop expertise in the creation of a sampling plan and in the collection of data.
Learn to Lead Behavioral Health Organizations With an Online DBH Degree
GCU’s College of Doctoral Studies designed the EdD in organizational leadership - behavioral health doctorate program to help professionals looking to become leaders within their behavioral health organizations. In this program, students will continue to develop their skills as academic researchers, examine multiple ethical frameworks, principles and theories as they apply to the study and practice of leadership, interact with statistical tests and analysis software in the context of designing a quantitative research study, gain a broad understanding of clinical supervision in a variety of behavioral health settings, explore the basic components of quantitative research design and more.
To graduate from this program, students must complete a minimum of 60 credits and participate in two or three, five-day residencies. Students must also pass courses including:
- Behavioral health entrepreneurship
- Behavioral health management
- Consultation for behavioral health professionals
- Ethical dilemmas and stewardship
- Leading across cultures
- Strategic planning and change
Careers for an EdD in Behavioral Health
GCU’s quantitative EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health program allows students to expand their knowledge while studying the principles of entrepreneurism, strategic planning and leadership. Program graduates are prepared for leadership positions in a variety of settings including:
- Faith-based organizations
- Inpatient and outpatient treatment programs
- Public health agencies
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If seeking licensure or certification, applicants to the program are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval. In addition, fingerprint/background clearance is required.
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