EdD Higher Education

  • Fully online program

  • Learn student affairs leadership skills from scholar-practitioners

  • Theory-based, real-world application

The Ed.D. program is an applied, professional program that provides a foundation for graduates to generate new knowledge about post-secondary education and lead their organizations to solve problems and challenges through visionary planning, strategic utilization of resources, effective motivation of employees, and practical application of research. Rather than a dissertation, the Ed.D. culminates in a Capstone in Higher Education that is completed during coursework.

Program Requirements

This online program requires a minimum of 54 credit hours beyond the Master’s degree and is inclusive of the Capstone hours. The Capstone Project will be completed during coursework.

Core Courses

21

hours

HE 705: Cultural Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education

HE 711: History of Higher Education

HE 712: The Two-Year College

HE 714: Higher Education Finance & Economics

HE 716: Legal Issues in Higher Education

HE 800: Leadership Theory

HE 814: Organization and Administration in Higher Education

 

Research

9

hours

REF 601: Educational Research

REF 736: Survey Design

REF 770: Program Evaluation

 

Electives

12

hours

 

12 hours of electives (chosen with advisor)

 

Capstone

 

12 hours

 

HE 794: Capstone

TOTAL PROGRAM: 54 SEMESTER HOURS

 *This program is intended for professionals who work or would like to work in higher education.  The program is entirely online and is designed to be completed part-time in nine semesters.

For more information, please contact Dr. Eric Platt (eric.platt@usm.edu) or Dr. Holly Foster (holly.foster@usm.edu) or at 601-266-4621.

 
 

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