The Doctorate in Community College Leadership program at Ferris State University is starting a third cohort in the Greater Houston area in January 2022!

The DCCL program is a hybrid format, with the majority occurring online. Because courses meet only four or five times each year, typically for just one weekend (Friday night/all day Saturday), this program should be attractive to community college leaders from throughout Texas and neighboring states. The face-to-face meetings will be held at Lone Star College. Click here for a full schedule of course dates.

Apply now for Texas Cohort 3.

applyApplications for Texas Cohort 3 are being accepted now. Applications are reviewed as they are submitted. When the cohort is full, candidates will be placed on a wait list pending an opening. 

Applications are due as soon as possible.  

*NOTE: Choose "MAIN CAMPUS" during the application form. For the term, choose "Summer 2021" (only option you can select) and we will make sure you are added to the correct semester for spring, which starts January 2022.

The Ferris doctor of education (Ed.D.) program was created for leaders of mission-driven, 21st-century community colleges. Courses are taught by experienced college leaders, including current and recent community college presidents, vice presidents, and deans.  This program is designed to prepare leaders for the changing environments in education. This inquiry-based, problem-solving, action-oriented approach is designed to develop the essential skills that will lead to success, regardless of the level from which graduates will lead.

Topics include finance, technology, resource development, marketing, teaching and learning, policy, and leadership. A key feature of the program is that the dissertation may take any of four forms and is integrated throughout the three-year program, with a goal of having individuals complete the dissertation by the end of the three years of the program.

Learn more about DCCL.
Find out more about our program by contacting us or completing our online inquiry form.