Keiser University Approved to Offer Programs at the Ph.D Level

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ — Keiser University has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a Level V institution to offer the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership. The Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership will be offered fully online.

"This degree prepares reflective scholars and capable professionals who apply theory, method, and research to dynamically improve the schools under their leadership and, ultimately, the communities they serve," stated Gery Hochanadel, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Some of the areas of study include Curriculum Design, Management of Distance Education, Funding of Educational Institutions, and Policy, Politics and Community Relations.

Aside from the major accomplishment achieving Level V status is for a university, it has special significance for Keiser University because of the timeframe in which it happened. In 2003 Keiser University became a Level II Institution and began offering Bachelor degrees. By 2006 the University was approved to offer Master’s programs and became a Level III Institution. Three short years later, Keiser University has become a Level V school and is approved to offer the Ph.D.

"This approval marks another major milestone for our University which began with one student and one program over thirty years ago," stated Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., Chancellor. "It is reflective of the incredible dedication and quality of our staff and faculty at all of our campuses," he added.

The doctoral degree is provided online and designed for the professional with a busy schedule. Students, who have graduated from an accredited master’s program, can demonstrate a combination of graduate academic performance and professional experience may apply either online at, contact Dr. Sabrina Mohammed toll free at 1-888-7KEISER (1-888-753-4737) or in person at our online campus.

Keiser University is Florida’s leading statewide provider of career-focused, post-secondary education and is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Keiser University serves approximately 15,000 students seeking associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 40 high demand degree programs at its 13 campuses and through its online and Graduate School divisions. The Graduate School opened in 2006 and offers the MBA among a variety of master’s degrees in education and criminal justice. Keiser University’s educational reach extends globally through its international programs including the Latin Division and cooperative agreements in China and the Eastern European nation of Moldova.

According to a Community College Week analysis of U. S. Department of Education data released June 16, 2008, Keiser University was named the nationwide leader in production of Associate of Science graduates in Health Professions and Related Sciences for the third straight year (2006-2008).

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