May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

Higher Education Administration PhD


The Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration is for individuals who seek advanced professional preparation for managing and administering programs and services in colleges and universities. The program emphasizes the acquisition of skills and knowledge needed to enter faculty positions in higher education departments. This program also emphasizes areas designed to ensure that students receive strong preparation in the research and theoretical literature of higher education. Applicants are not required to have earned prior degrees in higher education to be eligible for admission.


Campus: Hattiesburg

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements detailed in Admission Requirements and Procedures , applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Official GRE scores or other acceptable standardized graduate-level exam scores
  2. Statement of Purpose - In a letter or essay format, describe your professional experiences and goals and how obtaining this degree will help you to realize those goals.
  3. CV/Résumé
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation

This program admits new students each fall term. The application priority deadline is April 1. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Requirements and Academic Policies

See General Degree Requirements  and General Academic Information .