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Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration Program Curriculum

The curriculum built into the  Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration provides for an enhanced focus on application of content knowledge and research skills to administrative practice. View the cohort-based Ed.D. Program Plan (PDF).

Cohort Curriculum Plans

Fall 2017 (pdf) | Summer 2018 (pdf) | Fall 2019 (pdf)

General Sample Plan of Study (2017 Cohort)

Year One

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester

ELPS 986: Governance & Administration of Higher Education

ELPS 998: Research Literacy for Leaders

ELPS 995: Field Experience I

EPSY 870: Quantitative Methods for Research

ELPS 998: History, Mission, Faculty & Curriculum

ELPS 995: Field Experience II

ELPS 998: Data Driven Leadership

ELPS 998: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Year Two

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester

ELPS 871: Qualitative Methods of Research

ELPS 998: Research on College Students

ELPS 995: Field Experience III

ELPS 985: Evaluation of Programs in Higher Education

ELPS 980: Postsecondary Finance

ELPS 998: Leadership for a Diverse Institution

ELPS 970: Dissertation Proposal

Comprehensive Exams

Year Three

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester

ELPS 999: Dissertation Hours

ELPS 999: Dissertation Hours

Dissertation Defense

Please note: This is only a sample plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

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