Doctoral Program in Higher Education

The Higher Education doctoral program consists of two programs:

Doctor of Education (EdD)

This program is designed for individuals primarily interested in the application of theory and research. The Ed.D. program requires a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work beyond the master's degree. It includes a series of qualifying examinations (statistics, major field, and cognate field) and an applied, analytical, or descriptive dissertation of 12 semester hours.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Ph.D. program serves individuals interested primarily in scholarly research on and in the teaching of Higher Education as a field of study. It requires a minimum of 72 semester credit hours beyond the master's degree. It includes a series of qualifying examinations (admission, statistics, major field, and cognate field) and a conceptual or theoretically based dissertation of at least 12 semester hours that is pertinent to the field of higher education and is of publishable quality.

* A full departmental profile of both Graduate Programs within Higher Education, including Admissions Process and Criteria, can beĀ found here.