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Doctorate in Higher Education Administration

The Doctorate in Higher Education Administration is available to candidates who hold a master's degree, and have experience (teaching, administrative, or staff) in a higher education institute. Those seeking administrative positions generally work toward a Doctor of Education degree, while those who wish to focus on research pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

The higher education concentration allows experienced educators and administrators to advance their knowledge in ways that will further their careers and enable them to make further contributions to higher education.

Program Features

  • Majority of candidates are part-time students with full-time jobs.
  • Students have eight years to complete the degree.
  • Training in a variety of areas, including:
    • The many issues affecting higher education, organization and administrative theory, as well as higher education finance, law, and history.
    • Identifying and utilizing appropriate technologies.
    • Understanding of the roles and relationships among a college or university's many constituents.
    • Promoting diversity initiatives.
    • Conducting research that contributes to an understanding of administrative practice and/or theory, as well as disseminating the results to relevant audiences.
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