University of San Diego

School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Leadership Studies Program

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California 92110-2492
Phone: 619.260.7442

Degrees Offered

M.A., Ed.D. (A community college leadership certificate program is being developed)

Program Emphasis

The higher education specialization within the leadership studies program at USD offers a community college leadership emphasis within both the M.A. and Ed.D. degrees. The program offers further training for community college professionals, as well as master‚s and doctoral students whose research interests are related to community colleges. A new program, which will be in place in 2007, will offer weekend courses toward an MA in community college teaching, learning, and leading for faculty and junior administrators who seek advanced administrative training. CCLDI (Community College Leadership Development Initiatives), which is now housed at USD, offers a summer leadership academy for community college administrators (see; this week-long, intensive leadership experience will be offered for three units of degree credit toward the MA degree or community college leadership certificate beginning in 2007.

Related Courses

The Community College; Community College Leadership; Higher Education Policy; The Dynamics of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Higher Education.

For More Information

Athena Perrakis