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Ph.D. in Higher Education


The Ph.D. in higher education prepares higher education administrators following the practitioner-scholar model. The intent of the doctoral program is to offer advanced course work and experiences that provide the student with greater knowledge of higher education and the leadership aspects associated with such organizations.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 72

Course Requirements

Course requirements for the Ph.D. in higher education include:

Course Requirements
Edhe 700-Models of Inquiry and Literature Review
Edrs 701-Educational Statistics II
Edrs 702-Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education
Edrs 704-Foundations of Qualitative Methodology
Edrs 705-Educational Research II
Edhe 759 Finance of Higher Education
Edhe 760 History of Higher Education
Edhe 762 College Teaching
Edhe 764 Law and Higher Education
Edhe 711 Comparative Education
Edhe 721 Recent Developments in Educational Practice
Edhe 730 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership
Edhe 775 Advanced Policy Analysis

Other requirements are 6 hours in educational foundations, a minimum of 6 hours of higher education electives, and 18 hours of teaching cognate/minor, and 18 dissertation hours.

Other Academic Requirements

Students must pass a written comprehensive examination, prepare a dissertation prospectus, and then successfully write and defend their dissertation.

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