Higher Education Administration - Ph.D.
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
The Ph.D. degree in Higher Education Administration prepares students for careers as highly effective higher education administrators and staff professionals. The coursework prepares students for the varied challenges facing two-year, four-year and graduate institutions and communities today, and helps shape educational institutions in the future.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
- Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale (minimum 3.500 graduate GPA is recommended) for unconditional admission
- Official transcript(s)
- GRE scores with recommended scores at 50th percentile or higher
- Résumé or vita
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
- Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score
Program faculty will assess applicants holistically, considering academic credentials, related professional experience, academic or professional references and scholarly and professional activities, among others. For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Understand the administrative and financial functions performed on a college or university campus.
- Understand the complexities of college/university budgeting process and construct a divisional or departmental budget.
- Understand and commit to the diverse nature of higher education in the United States.
- Articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with the provision of a diverse, multicultural educational setting, including the impact of demographic changes on higher education and familiarity with strategies to diversify higher education.
- Understand the role of a faculty member and the curriculum development process in an institution of higher education.
- Understand and have conversant knowledge of the legal issues facing higher education today, including being familiar with legislation that impacts decision making within higher education.
- Understand the rights and responsibilities of employees and students within institutions of higher education, as well as the responsibilities of the institutions.
- Understand research methodology to conduct individual research.
- Understand the internationalization of higher education institutions, including explaining the different rationales for internationalization that may motivate different stakeholders in higher education and analyzing an institution’s internationalization goals and activities in terms of both an institutional strategy and in terms of student learning outcomes.
|LAW AND HIGHER EDUCATION|
|COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE|
|THE ADMINISTRATION OF MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|EVAL 75510||STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES||3|
|EVAL 85515||QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS||3|
|EVAL 85516||QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN||3|
|HIED 76521||EMPLOYMENT LAW||3|
|HIED 76598||RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION||3|
|HIED 76656||HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM||3|
|HIED 76662||POLITICS AND POWER IN ORGANIZATIONS||3|
|HIED 76667||BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION||3|
|HIED 76670||INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS||3|
|HIED 80080||DISSERTATION PREPARATION SEMINAR||3|
|HIED 80199||DISSERTATION I 1||30|
|HIED 86558||ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP||3|
|Major Electives, choose from the following: 2||15|
|HIGHER EDUCATION DATA AND INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH|
|INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION|
|INTERNSHIP IN COLLEGE TEACHING|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION|
|INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION|
|HISTORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION|
|THE PRIVATE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE|
|STUDENT AFFAIRS FUNCTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|STUDENTS AND THE COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT|
|THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE|
|FACULTY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES|
|STATUS OF WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|SERVICE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|TECHNOLOGY, SYSTEMS AND DATA IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION|
|FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|ADMINISTRATION OF STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND AMERICAN COLLEGES|
|RESEARCH IN ADMINISTRATION OF INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION|
|COMPARATIVE HIGHER EDUCATION|
|DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS|
|INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS|
|WORKFORCE, ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES|
|ISSUES AND TRENDS IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION|
|CAREER ADVISING: THEORY AND PRACTICE|
|ADMINISTRATION OF CAREER AND ADIVISING SERVICES|
|INTERPERSONAL AND GROUP DYNAMICS IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS|
|ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|ADVANCED STUDENT AND ADULT DEVELOPMENT|
Additional electives as approved
|Research Electives, choose from the following:||6|
|INTRODUCTION TO MEASUREMENT|
|MODERN TEST THEORY: ITEM RESPONSE THEORY|
|MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH|
|FACTOR ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH|
|STATISTICS II: ANOVA AND NONPARAMETRIC TESTS|
|COMPARATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN|
|ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES|
|ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES|
|MIXED METHODS RESEARCH|
|GROUNDED THEORY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH|
|CRITICAL SOCIAL RESEARCH|
|SPECIAL TOPICS: EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT|
Additional electives as approved
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||84|
Upon admission to candidacy, each doctoral candidate must register for HIED 80199. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I for a total of 30 credit hours, and thereafter HIED 80299, each semester until all requirements for the degree have been met.
Major elective courses are to be determined by the students and their advisor(s).