Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Higher Education, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 63 Hours (beyond the Master's degree)

Required Core
HESA 6603Organizational Theory and Administration of the Higher Education Organization3
HESA 6823Educational Leadership3
Hours Subtotal6
Inquiry Core
HESA 6853Research Traditions in Higher Education and Student Affairs3
SCFD 6123Qualitative Research I3
REMS 5953Statistical Methods in Education3
REMS 6003Analyses of Variance 13
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies 1
Qualitative Research II 1
Hours Subtotal15
Higher Education Administration Option
Required Core
HESA 6233Critical Issues in Higher Education and Student Affairs3
HESA 6463Higher Education Law3
HESA 6553Public Policy and Higher Education3
HESA 6753Historical Development of Higher Education3
Elective or Cognate 2
Select 9 hours from the following (or other courses approved by the doctoral committee): 29
Assessment Techniques for Higher Education and Student Affairs Professionals
International Issues in Higher Education
Internship in Higher Education and Student Affairs I
Institutional Research and Policy Analysis
The Impact of College on Students and Society
The Community Junior College
Finance in Higher Education
Effective Teaching in College and Universities
Planning and Educational Change
College and University Presidency
The Academic Department
Directed Readings in Higher Education and Student Affairs
Diversity and Equity Issues in Education
Hours Subtotal21
Independent Research/Dissertation
Minimum of 21 hours21
Directed Readings in Higher Education and Student Affairs
Dissertation Proposal Writing
Doctoral Dissertation (Minimum of 15 hours)
Hours Subtotal21
Total Hours63

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval