Higher Ed Ldrshp

The Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies, Higher Education Leadership Specialization prepares students to work as higher education administrators and leaders to address critical issues impacting college and university environments.

By centering equity and justice in the program's coursework, the student gains analytical research skills, critical thinking skills, and the application of knowledge to lead and transform higher education.

Structured in cohorts, this doctoral program provides a supportive learning platform for learners. It is delivered primarily online, utilizing synchronous video conferencing, with a limited number of on-campus components (dates to be determined by the program faculty).

Effective Fall 2017

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
EDHE 771Higher Education Leadership3
EDHE 773Student Development in a Collegiate Context3
EDRM 702Foundations of Educational Research3
EDUC 709Leadership Development3
EDUC 710Higher Education Finance3
 Total Credits15
Second Year
EDCL 701Higher Education Law3
EDRM 704Qualitative Research3
EDRM 705Qualitative Data Analysis3
EDUC 675Analyzing Education Literature3
EDUC 725Professionalism in Education and Leadership3
 Total Credits15
Third Year
EDOD 769Theory and Practice of Change3
EDRM 700Quantitative Research Methods3
EDRM 707Quantitative Data Collection Methods/Analysis3
EDUC 714Education Policy Analysis3
EDUC 715Critical Theory, Educational Equity Praxis3
 Total Credits15
Fourth Year
EDCL 750Simulated Presidential Cabinet I3
EDHE 799Dissertation9
EDRM 792BSeminar: Proposal Development3
 Total Credits15
 Program Total Credits:60
Completed Ph.D. Coursework Total60
Completed Master's Coursework Total30
Program Total Credits:90

A minimum of 90 credits are required to complete this program.