Higher Education Administration Program Curriculum & Admission Requirements
• Spring enrollment of 6 credit hours and fall enrollment of 6 credit hours;
• Spring enrollment of 6 credit hours and summer enrollment of 3 credit hours;
• Summer enrollment of 3 credit hours and fall enrollment of 6 credit hours.
The program is a cohort program in which all students begin in the summer and take the same required courses. Courses reflect current theory and research in main areas of essential to understanding colleges and universities and their constituents. Although the coursework is prescribed, students will work with an advisor to shape a dissertation project.
Field Experience Requirement
Please note, this is a potential plan of study. Please consult with your faculty advisor before enrolling.
Applicants must have a master’s degree or equivalent with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and hold a full-time position in a college or university or related educational setting. Three years of full-time experience is recommended. Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants are strongly advised to contact one (or more) of the faculty members in the department prior to applying for the doctoral program.
Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration
Applicants are required to submit the following materials and meet the following requirements before the application deadline:
Complete through the KU Office of Graduate Admissions
One official copy of academic transcripts from each college or university attended
English translation of transcripts
Official transcripts from an international university must include an English translation
GRE exam scores (optional)
Official copy of scores no older than five years
Resume or CV
Statement of purpose
Please submit a succinct statement of purpose, no more than five pages in length. Click the link above for details.
An article, paper, or other composition
Letters of recommendation
Three names and email addresses of persons to be asked to complete letters of recommendation: one should be from the applicant’s immediate supervisor and at least one of the others should be from a professor
Proof of English proficiency
Non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency
$65 for U.S. residents, $85 for international applicants.
Admission & Curriculum Resources
The online application is designed to give you the ability to submit all supporting documents in one form. We invite you to explore our graduate degree information, review our student resources, and learn more on our knowledgeable faculty and the vibrant community of Lawrence, Kansas.
Gene T. Parker III
Susan B. Twombly
Lisa Ellen Wolf-Wendel