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Higher Education Leadership

Ph.D. in Higher Education

The Ph.D. in Higher Education prepares individuals for administrative and faculty positions and provides them with the skills to carry out scholarly research, lead organizations, and create new knowledge.

   

Plan of Study Form

Typical Course Cycle

Ph.D. Core Courses

HIED 808 – Contemporary Issues in Higher Education
HIED 809 – Proseminar in Higher Education
HIED 825 – Higher Education Policy
HIED 893 – History of Higher Education in the United States
HIED 857 – Multicultural University
HIED 856 – Higher Education Finance & Planning

Cognate Courses

Students who enter the PhD program have diverse backgrounds, experiences, and goals. Students, in consultation with their advisor, tailor cognate courses to meet those goals and select four (4) courses from any specialized area including:

  • athletics administration
  • international leadership
  • leadership & administration, and
  • student affairs.

Select 4 from the following:

HIED 810 – Student Affairs Administration
HIED 812 – Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
HIED 820 – Private Colleges and Universities
HIED 833 – Professional Helping Skills in Higher Education
HIED 843 – International Higher Education Administration
HIED 844 – Comparative Higher Education Systems
HIED 845 – Today’s College Student and Diversity
HIED 852 – Law of Higher Education
HIED 858 – Higher Education Leadership
HIED 862 – Development and Philanthropy
HIED 863 – Case Studies in Higher Education
HIED 864 – College and University Presidency
HIED 865 – Adult and Continuing Education
HIED 866 – The Modern Community College
HIED 870 – External and Internal Relations for Higher Education
HIED 871 – American Higher Education in a Global Context
HIED 894 – Organization and Administration in Higher Education
CCL 820 – Community College Leadership
CCL 824 – Community College Finance
CCL 830 – Community College Politics and Policy Development
COUN 807 – Adult and Student Development Theory
IS 741 – Globalization and Social Change
IS 713 – Global Political Economy
IS 760 – International Cultural Studies
SMGT 638 – Fiscal Planning and Management in Sport and Recreation
SMGT 646 – Sport Marketing
SMGT 650 – Ethics in Sport Management
SMGT 652 – Sport Facility Management
SMGT 653 – Sport Sponsorship/Event Planning
SMGT 660 – Legal Aspects of Sport
SMGT 675 – Management and Leadership in Sport

Research

FOUN 813 – Advanced Program Evaluation and Assessment
FOUN 822 – Applied Linear Models or FOUN 823 – ANOVA
FOUN 812 – Advanced Research Design and Analysis
FOUN 814 – Qualitative Research
FOUN 881 – Dissertation Seminar

Select one advanced research course from the following:
FOUN 815 – Advanced Qualitative
FOUN 824 – Design and Analysis for Causal Inference in Educational Contexts
FOUN 825 – Applied Multilevel Modeling in Educational Research
FOUN 826 – Applied Structural Equation Modeling in Educational Research
FOUN 827 – Applied Logistic Regression
FOUN 840 – Advanced Educational Measurement and Assessment

Dissertation

HIED 899 – Dissertation (12 credits minimum)

Doctoral students with no prior coursework in educational research must enroll in:
FOUN 611 – Introduction to Research Methods in Education and/or
FOUN 722 – Introduction to Applied Statistics and Data Analysis