College of Applied Human Sciences: School of Education
Higher Education, PhD
The PhD program in Higher Education focuses on preparing future scholars, faculty and policy analysts who will critically analyze higher education issues and chart the future of colleges and universities.
Students in this program will be prepared to conduct new research and undertake leadership roles in higher education.
The PhD in Higher Education includes the following course components:
- A higher education core designed to provide breadth across critical areas of HIED.
- A specialization within HIED, which may include: Academic Affairs/Curriculum and Assessment, College Student Development, Administration, Organizations and Policy, or an Individualized Specialization.
- A research core that provides the methodological competencies to produce original research as well as the ability to critically evaluate published scholarship.
- A cognate outside the Higher Education program to allow for in-depth study in a field related to student interests and research foci.
- A research, teaching and/or policy practicum.