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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Education (Higher Education Administration), Ed.D.


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Higher Education


The Higher Education Administration program provides options for individuals interested in both administrative and faculty/research roles within post-secondary institutions. The curriculum emphasizes the aquisition of skills and knowledge and includes a thorough grounding in theory and practice in higher education including administration, finance, legal issues, the professoriate, curriculum and teaching, and leadership. The department offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs Administration, a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Higher Education and a Doctoral Minor in Higher Education Administration.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Education (Higher Education Administration)


The Ed.D. in Education (Higher Education Administration) is designed for those individuals who seek advanced professional preparation for managing and administering programs and services in colleges and universities.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA of 3.0 or higher on last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  2. GRE - Verbal, Quantitative, Writing official scores within past 5 years
  3. Current résumé
  4. Letter of Interest (should include statements regarding the applicant's beliefs about teaching and leadership as well as statements about professional goals)
  5. Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are familiar with the student's academic experience and/or ability and can address applicant's readiness for graduate study
  6. Interview

Degree Requirements (69 hours)


The Ed.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


Note:


*The option selected may increase the number of hours required. Program advisors consider students' academic preparation, life experience, and career goals in helping them select an option.

**HE Electives: HE 713  or HE 715 , HE 717 , HE 718 , HE 719 , HE 794 , REF 709 

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