Program Requirements

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Leadership Program Requirements

Educational Leadership Core (12 hours)

EDEL 800 Advanced Leadership Theory
EDEL 801 Organizational Theory and Behavior
EDEL 818 Law and Ethics for Educational Leaders
EDEL 829 Leadership for Diversity and Inclusivity

Professional Studies: Higher Education Leadership Track (15 hours)

EDEL 836 Institutional Planning, Assessment, and Effectiveness
EDEL 841 Research in Student Affairs
EDEL 843 Research in Academic Affairs
EDEL 844 Administrative Affairs and Finance
EDEL 846 Policy and Politics in Higher Education

Ph.D. Research Block (15 hours)

EDUC 810 Foundations of Educational Research
EDUC 811 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
EDUC 812 Introductions to Qualitative Research Methods
EDUC 813 Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods or
EDUC 814 Qualitative Research Design
EDUC 815 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods & Design or
EDUC 816 Advanced Qualitative Methods and Analysis

Ph.D. Dissertation Block (12 hour)

EDUC 809 Doctoral Seminar One: Scholarly Writing
EDUC 817 Doctoral Seminar Two: Survey of Literature
EDUC 837 Doctoral Seminar Three: Foundational Reading
EDUC 843 Doctoral Seminar Four: Proposal
EDUC 880 Dissertation

Educational Leadership Elective (9 hours)

Students will submit a proposal for an elective at the 700 level or above, for approval by the program director.

Total degree requirements: 63 hours

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