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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Education (Higher Education Administration), Ph.D.


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The Education (Higher Education Administration) Program is designed for individuals who seek advanced professional preparation for managing and administering programs and services in colleges and universities and for those who seek tenure-track positions in higher education departments. Students are not required to have received prior degrees in higher education to be admitted.

Applications are accepted for fall, spring, or summer admission and should be completed at least eight weeks prior to the desired start date. Application deadlines are available on the department's website.

Degree Requirements (69 hours)


The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of 69 credit hours beyond the Master's degree and is inclusive of the dissertation. Required coursework is shown below but does not include dissertation hours (HE 898) taken after coursework is complete. Pre-requisite courses are included.

Summer 1


Summer 2


  • HE Elective

Fall 4


Spring 4


Note:


Comprehensive exams should be taken during or after the last semester of coursework and must be passed before presenting a dissertation proposal.

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