The School of Strategic Leadership Studies (SSLS) is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program of James Madison University. The SSLS curriculum includes courses in:

  • leadership theory
  • statistics and research methods
  • organizational accountability
  • business principles
  • applications 

Why a Ph.D. in Strategic Leadership?

Jody Fagan

"I was drawn to the program because it blends management skills, leadership, higher education policy, and educational measurement all in one degree. One of the nice surprises of this program has been the number and variety of extracurricular experiences to connect with leaders and professionals across campus and at the national level as well."

- Jody Fagan, Postsecondary Leadership Concentration Alumna

The School of Strategic Leadership Studies Offers Three Concentrations of Study:

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