Doctoral Degree Course Requirements

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Prerequisite Leadership Courses (3)

  • ADE 6381: Leadership I: Adult Learning and Assessment
  • EDS 6100: Leadership II: Theories and Assessment
  • EDA 6103: Leadership III: Administrative Processes
  • Note: Leadership I, II, and III may satisfy the elective requirements with permission of the doctoral advisor.

Leadership Core Courses (2)

  • EDA 7106: Leadership V: Reframing Educational Organizations
  • EDA 7931: Leadership VI: Seminar in Leadership

Professional Knowledge Courses (5)

  • EDH 6635: Organization and Administration of Higher Education
  • EDH 6065: History and Philosophy of Higher Education
  • EDH 7505: Higher Education Business and Finance
  • EDH 7405: Legal Issues in Higher Education
  • EDH 7935: Doctoral Seminar in Higher Education

Professional Knowledge Electives (2 minimum, more encouraged to meet 3 course elective requirement)

  • EDH 6045: Student Affairs Leadership
  • EDH 6215: Community College Curriculum
  • EDH 6305: Improvement of Instruction in Colleges
  • EDH 6931: Contemporary Issues in Student Affairs
  • EDH 6040: Student Development Theory
  • EDH 6058: International Comparative Higher Education
  • Note: Leadership I, II, and III may satisfy the elective requirements with permission of the doctoral advisor.
  • Experiential Component
    12 Semester Hours From

    • EDA 6905: Directed Independent Study Organized Travel/Study
    • EDA 6925: Administrative Externship #1,2; Action Learning
    • EDA 6925: Administrative Externship #3; Executive Colloquia
    • EDA 7905: Directed Independent Study / Directed Conferences
    • EDA 7905: ASHE Directed Conferences, NASPA Directed Conferences
    • EDA 7943: Field Project I
    • EDA 7944: Field Project II
    • EDA 6941: Internship
    • EDA 6946: Internship/Exchange
    • EDA 7945: Internship/Exchange

    Educational Foundation (4-6)

    • EDA 6415: Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry
    • EDA 7416: Advanced Qualitative Inquiry (not required, but recommended for qualitative dissertations)
    • EDA 7912: Advanced Research (Literature Review)
    • EDA 7482: Advanced Educational Research
    • STA 7114: Advanced Statistics
    • EME 6426 Administrative Applications of Educational Technology*

    *NOTE: Students may substitute the Educational Leadership Technology Assessment Certificate for EME 6426

    Dissertation (20 hours minimum)

    • EDA 7980: Dissertation