Academic Programs

Greenleaf University offers Doctoral degree programs, Master's and Bachelor's degree programs as follows:

Doctor of Philosophy in Management Leadership and Administration
A doctoral degree differs from a master's degree in several key areas. A basic difference is that a master's degree demonstrates mastery in a specific field. A doctoral degree reflects more than knowledge. It requires that the candidate further the body of knowledge. This is done through expanding, evolving, proving, or disproving a theory. In the alternative, the candidate can propose an alternative theory. In any case, the dissertation must be grounded in classical theory.  Doctoral level work involves critical thinking, and demonstration of the higher-side academic values:  comparing and contrasting; analyzing and synthesizing; evaluating and integrating.  In all these degrees we are producing scholar-practitioners equally at home in the areas of "breadth, depth, and application".

PH.D and Master's Degree: All But Dissertation to Doctor of Philosopy; All But Thesis to Master's Degree
The courses parallel those in the Ph.D. program, designed for the Master level. This is a futures-oriented non-resident Master's program for the mid-career professional interested in preparing for the next century. The Master of Science in Future Studies permits the student to specialize in an academic study of the future, including methodology used by futurists. This program is module based which means that the student will work with a  mentor who will ensure that there is some direction to the study but the student will determine the speed at which the program will proceed. A listing of credits can be found elsewhere on the web site.

Master of Science in Management Leadership and Administration
The Master of Science in Management Leadership and Administration (MSLA) program totals 30 credit hours. The distribution of credits involves 24 credits of module or course work and 5 credits awarded to the major paper/project. The curriculum consists of six modules or courses. Each module in turn contains three components (courses): breadth (two credits), depth (one credit) and application (one credit) for a total of four credits per module. There are three core modules and three elective modules required for a total of 24 credits. In addition, a Personal and Professional Growth Plan valued at one credit is required of each student. Although the PPGP is the initial task for each student, it is revisited and updated periodically. All students are required to take the three core modules, although the order in which they are taken is not prescribed. Similarly, students may choose elective modules before they have completed the core requirements.