Higher Education (EDD)
Major: Higher and Adult Education
Concentration: Higher Education
Contact: Dr. James Jacob
Admissions and Program Information: Program Information
Program Courses: Course Schedule
Program of Studies
The Higher Education concentration is designed for individuals seeking doctoral-level preparation primarily for mid- and senior-level administrative positions in higher education institutions, or higher education-related agencies, boards, and commissions.
The Program of Studies provides an overview of required coursework for completion of the degree. Many students in our program have already established successful careers. Therefore, classes are scheduled in the evenings, weekends, or online to meet the needs of the working adult.
All doctoral students must complete a residency requirement. Higher and Adult Education
majors have several options within the department. Please review the information in
the Doctoral Residency Plan Description. Your academic advisor will provide additional
details regarding this project.
Doctoral Comprehensive Examinations
Upon completion of all courses, or with one course remaining, students take doctoral
comprehensive exams. Please review the department's policy (insert link) for more
The dissertation is expected to provide an intensive analysis of a specific problem/issue in higher education. The Graduate School's Thesis/Dissertation Guide (insert link) provides a detailed description of specific requirements for completion of the dissertation.