Higher Education EdD
The Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education is a 60-semester-hour program of study designed specifically for persons who already have a master's degree. Building upon the master's degree, the program requires a major course of study of 36 semester hours (not including the dissertation), plus 12 semester hours of research tools, 3 semester hours of proposal design, and 9 semester hours of dissertation.
Doctoral advisement committees include (minimally) 3 faculty members. Two faculty members will be from the department and one faculty member from outside the department. These individuals help determine the courses to be taken and guide in the dissertation proposal and the dissertation.
The research tools develop proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
All candidates must meet Graduate School research tools requirements for the Doctor of Education degree (see Office of Graduate Studies for more information).
A dissertation of at least 9 semester hours must be completed to the satisfaction of the major department.
Doctor of Education in Higher Education
|Major - the following six courses are required|
|HIED 615||Introduction to Higher Education||3|
|HIED 627||Hist HIED in US||3|
|HIED 656||Higher Ed & Law||3|
|HIED 650||Doctoral Research Practicum||3|
|HIED 710||Research Colloquium||3|
|Seven additional courses in the Major should be selected (with advisor approval) from the following:|
|HIED 620||The Adult Learner||3|
|HIED 540||American Community College||3|
|HIED 541||Community College Curriculum||3|
|HIED 542||Analysis of Teaching in High E||3|
|HIED 543||Issues in Adult & Dev Ed||3|
|HIED 621||Eff Tch/Learning Higher ED||3|
|HIED 628||Survey of Dev ED||3|
|HIED 637||Inst Eff & Outcomes Assessmt||3|
|HIED 640||Policy Making in Higher Edu||3|
|HIED 651||Curr Dev High Ed||3|
|HIED 653||Com Col Instr Lead||3|
|HIED 654||Sem Inst Leadersh||3|
|HIED 655||GLB/Issues Higher Education||3-6|
|HIED 657||Org & Govern in HIED||3|
|HIED 658||Admin of Stu AFF in HIED||3|
|HIED 659||HIED Finance||3|
|HIED 670||Diversity in HIED||3|
|Research Tools (12 semester hours) All research tool courses must have a grade of "B" or better and cannot be used to satisfy other degree requirements. HIED 695 is a prerequisite for ALL other tools courses.|
|HIED 695||Research Methodology||3|
|HIED 696||Advanced Research Methodolgy: Interpretive Inquiry||3|
|HIED 617||Stat Proc for Edu & Rese||3|
|HIED 619||Advanced Statistical Procedures for Education and Research||3|
|or HIED 698||Advanced Qualitative Research|
|Dissertation - minimum of 9 semester hours|
|HIED 718||Doct Dissertation||3-12|
NOTE: No course beyond the master's program that is over 10 years old at the time the doctoral degree is conferred can be used toward the doctoral degree.
Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.