Immerse yourself in advanced scholarly inquiry into the nature of learning and change—for adults, groups, and organizations—with a PhD in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development. This degree will help you develop the knowledge and skills to foster learning and change in adults and systems during complex times.
Our unique framework emphasizes both the mindsets and skillsets required for research and scholarship focused on leading adult learning and change. We encourage our students to investigate the real-world problems and work with faculty members and other graduate students to advance the knowledge base related to learning, leadership, and organization development. Our graduates go on to top universities and professional organizations around the world.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
Your experience will be different depending on whether you are a full-time or part-time student.
The University of Georgia Lifelong Learning Association (UGALLA) provides a network for students, faculty, and professionals interested in lifelong learning. The group also supports learning experiences such as seminars, field trips, workshops, and leadership opportunities.
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The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.
The PhD in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development only admits students for fall semester admission each year. Applicants must submit valid (within the past 5 years) GRE scores with their Graduate School application.
Also while completing the Graduate School application, be sure to attach the following documents:
In addition, please email the department an academic writing sample (recommended 10 pages - excerpts are welcome).
Applicants wishing to be considered for a Graduate School assistantship must complete applications by January 10 for fall semester. Applicants who would like to be considered for a departmental assistantship for fall semester must complete applications by March 1.
Completed application due: