7490 - Higher Education Administration


Program Title
Higher Education Administration
Degree Designation
Program Level
Instruction Mode
On Campus
Program Description
The mission of the Higher Education Administration doctoral program is to prepare higher education professionals for advanced leadership positions in a diverse array of post-secondary institutions in academic, student and administrative affairs. The program is driven by a commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, leadership development and understanding of the role the academy plays in a global society for creating and distributing knowledge.
Educational Leadership & Higher Education
School of Education


Admissions Requirements

  • Submission of a resume or curriculum vita reflecting employment and professional accomplishments.

  • Submission of a professional writing sample (master s research or thesis, published article, paper prepared for a professional conference, research paper, or written analysis of a professional article).

  • Submission of a Statement of Intent.

Admission GPA: Participation in an interview with doctoral program faculty.


3 See program website for application deadlines. Up to 12 masters credits may be applied toward elective credits upon approval.

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Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history of higher education, professions within the field, and the student development, organizational, and environmental theories that undergird the fundamental structures and practices within the field.
Students will recognize governance structures and management practices that shape higher education organizations and will apply relevant leadership and organizational behavior theories to analyze and think critically about contemporary issues in post-secondary education administration.
Students will develop the technical competencies that prepare them to 1) interpret, evaluate, and utilize research to inform their practice, 2) proficiently assess the effectiveness of higher education programs, and 3) apply professional standards and principles of law, ethics, and finance to decision-making in post-secondary settings.
Students will identify the structures and systems that facilitate enrollment management throughout the student life cycle and recognize the best practices that produce equitable student success outcomes from the point of recruitment through alumni and donor relations.

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