About the School of Advanced Studies

About the School of Advanced Studies

Our Purpose

Prepare leaders who put scholarship to work as they improve their communities and build a legacy of learning.


The School of Advanced Studies develops doctoral leaders who conduct research as a foundation for creative action to influence policy and guide diverse organizations through effective decision-making.


To be recognized by peers, students and employers as the school of choice for leaders to earn a professional doctoral degree. We achieve this by:

  • Creating a program structure that allows students to complete their program in the most efficient manner
  • Providing students with the guidance necessary to focus on areas that are most relevant to their organizations and their personal development
  • Increasing visibility of our brand, scholarship and research through publication in leading journals
  • Sustaining a values-driven environment dedicated to the success of one another

We do this by living the University Core Values:

  • Having a Passion for Learning
  • Embracing Innovation
  • Treating Others as We Would Like to be Treated
  • Improving Society
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Empowering Excellence

To  learn more, visit our program webiste at: www.phoenix.edu/schoolofadvancedstudies