Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    Dec 03, 2023  
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Higher Education Administration, Ed.D.

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The Ed.D in Higher Education in Administration aims to teach students how to appropriately and effectively address critical issues in higher education administration through critical analysis and reflective thought, and teach students to understand, analyze, and utilize literature to influence decisions in higher education. Additionally, students will be able to conduct and review institutional assessments in order to analyze policy and program effectiveness to make informed decisions. Students who graduate from this program will be able to understand the intricacies and nuances of higher education. Students will also be able to identify legal issues and changes that affect practice in higher education. Finally, students will be able to identify personal values and ethics as it influences their professional practice.

Admission Requirements Include:

All applicants to the Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration must have the following:

  • Graduate Application
  • Masters degree or higher
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all graduate coursework
  • Prefer 3 to 5 years of supervisory or budgetary full time professional experience in a higher education setting
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended, undergraduate and graduate
  • Writing sample: In 2 - 3 double spaced pages, discuss with references a current issue facing higher education 
  • Letter of intent articulating professional goals and reasons for applying to the program
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Support from: 1) Previous faculty member, 2) Direct supervisor, and 3) A reference of the applicant’s choosing unrelated to the applicant
  • Interview with faculty



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