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Emphasis - Gender Studies

Ph.D. in Higher Education


The Ph.D. degree in higher education is intended for individuals seeking to gain methodological, theoretical, and contextual knowledge related to issues involving postsecondary education and the skills necessary to conduct original, empirical research.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 72

Course Requirements

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

Course Requirements

Students must complete 12 hours from the following higher education core courses. The Doctoral Studies Proseminar course (Edhe 701) is required, and the remaining 9 hours are selected in consultation with the student's adviser:

Other requirements are 9 hours of additional research courses selected in consultation with adviser, 21 hours of courses in an area of specialization, with courses selected in consultation with adviser, and 18 hours dissertation.

Other Academic Requirements

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

Emphasis - Gender Studies

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