Higher Education Administration Option


This EdD Higher Education Administration specialization educates informed scholarly practitioners for mid-to-upper level management or administrative positions within a range of diverse post-secondary settings. Students will work with their advisor on designing a program of study that meets their educational and professional objectives. Coursework is divided into two categories: required and electives, and research and statistics. Doctoral students must conduct research and write an original theory-based dissertation. Courses are offered generally on evenings and weekends. Many courses are offered as blended courses with a combination of face-to-face and distance delivery.

Program of Study

Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)12
Higher Education History and Philosophy
Organization and Administration of Higher Education
College Students
Institutional Research and Assessment
Planning Program Assessment
Other Required Core Courses (6 Credit Hours)6
Doctoral Seminar
Dissertation Seminar
Electives (18 Credit Hours)18
Issues and Trends in Higher Education
Finance and Administration in Higher Education
Resource and Program Management
Critical Race Theory
Am Indians/Minority in High Ed
Post Secondary Distance Delivered Education
College Teaching
Theoretical Foundations of Student Services
Law and Policy in Higher Education
Student Services
Approved electives may be selected from other Education programs or departments that strengthen the student's program of study. These courses need to be selected in consultation with the chair.
Statistics and Research Courses (9 Credit Hours beyond the masters)9
Educational Statistics II
Qualitative Educational Research
Quantitative Educational Research
* EDCI 506, EDCI 502 or equivalent are prerequisite courses.
Dissertation (15 Credit Hours)15
Doctoral Thesis
Total Credits60