Education PhD, Higher Education


Doctor of Philosophy


Educational Leadership and Higher Education

This program has temporarily suspended admission effective Fall 2020.


The Higher Education track in the Education PhD program is designed for applicants who have extensive experience as administrators or staff in post-secondary institutions who want to pursue careers as scholars and leaders. A doctoral degree in this track will broaden the analytical skills necessary to contribute to the advancement of the field of higher education through research, administration and teaching. The students in this program are considered future leaders interested in intensive study of the organizational and policy issues influencing the diverse sector comprising contemporary American post-secondary education.

PhD curriculum has been revised effective fall 2016. Students who were admitted prior to this point that want to change their catalog (plan of study) may do so by contacting their advisor and completing the required steps.

Recommended Course Sequence: part-time and full-time

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