New Dual-degree Leadership Pathway Combines a Master’s and Doctorate in One Program

| Academics

Trevecca Nazarene University has introduced a new option that can save graduate students time and money by completing two advanced degrees in leadership through one program.

Using a new organizational intelligence (OQ) specialty track, students can complete a 42-month graduate program that includes both a Master of Arts in organizational leadership and a Doctor of Education in leadership (Ed.D.).

For students who are just beginning a master’s degree, the dual-degree pathway saves about $5,000 in tuition compared to completing both programs independently, thanks to overlapping curriculum.

“This option gives graduate students a unique opportunity to earn two advanced leadership degrees in a compressed timeframe, without losing the integrity, quality and value of each program,” said Ryan Longnecker, an associate professor of leadership studies and director of Trevecca’s online Ed.D. program. “We’re excited about this new pathway and the organizational intelligence track, which can help students develop executive-level leadership skills with a dynamic and valuable perspective.”

The organizational intelligence track consists of three specialty courses in organizational ignorance, organizational learning and organizational systems. These courses focus on identifying and addressing the barriers to OQ; creating a culture of growth and learning; and driving systemic and systematic improvement.

Applications for the new pathway are being accepted immediately for a cohort that will begin in fall 2023.