Academic programs
Ph.D. in education, concentration in urban services leadership

The urban services leadership concentration has two focal areas with different emphases to develop leaders as scholars and practitioners in adult learning or health promotion and education.

For the adult learning emphasis, applicants are expected to have experience working with adult learners in organizational, community, government, higher education, health care or nonprofit settings or within the community in roles as faculty, faculty developers, trainers, human resource development and organizational development professionals, adult literacy educators, or other roles in which they are actively involved in the teaching and training of adult learners.

The health promotion and education focus is designed to prepare future researchers, faculty and practitioners for leadership roles in academic, government (local, state, national and international), voluntary health agencies and community-based and other health-related organizations. Doctoral students will utilize a multidisciplinary approach to develop a broad understanding of the critical issues and challenges in health promotion and health education and subsequently apply that understanding to the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and education programs and initiatives.

Curriculum requirements

The Ph.D. in education, concentration in urban services leadership requires a minimum of 48 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the Ph.D. in education, concentration in urban services leadership »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Robin R. Hurst, Ed.D.
Assistant professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
Phone: (804) 828-8021
Email: rrhurst@vcu.edu