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 for the Ph.D. in higher education include:
|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.